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Rahm Reaffirms: No Presidential Run

Mayor pressed on issue again after report in the Washington Times

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Rahm Reaffirms: No Presidential Run

Mayor Rahm Emanuel reaffirmed Thursday that he has no intention -- none -- of ever running for President of the United States. 

He was pressed on the issue at a press event following a report in the Washington Times that named him as a possible White House contender in 2016. The report claimed one political strategist talked to another at the Conservative Political Action Conference and said that Emanuel was being groomed for the spot.

But the mayor said he's happy right here in Chicago.

"I told you I love this job. This is the best job I've ever had," he said. "Yu guys continue to talk about me running for president even though I tell you I'm not going to do it."

Emanuel has served as President Barack Obama's chief of staff and was a senior policy and strategy advisor for President Bill Clinton.

Related Topics Rahm Emanuel, Decision 2016
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