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Rahm's Wife Won't Testify in Residency Hearing

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    Rahm Emanuel's wife won't have to testify at an election board hearing over challenges to the former White House chief of staff's Chicago residency and eligibility to run for mayor, a hearing officer ruled Monday. 

    Joseph Morris, a hearing officer with the Chicago Board of Election Commissioners, said there was no information Amy Rule could provide that those trying to prevent Emanuel from running for mayor of Chicago could not get from others who will testify, including Emanuel.

    Several objectors -- mainly activists and first-time objectors -- still want to subpoena Rule, but Emanuel's attorney, Kevin Forde, called it "harassment."

    Lead attorney Burt Odelson said he doesn't need Rule to testify.  He said the documents filed listing facts -- such as when Emanuel moved to Washington, D.C. -- are enough for him.

    Emanuel will be the first to testify when the hearing kicks off Tuesday.