White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel wants to quell rumors that he's planning a run to become mayor of Chicago -- so much so that he's just come out publicly urging Richard Daley to run again, the Sun-Times' Lynn Sweet reported.
"Mayor Daley is a great mayor for a great city. He has my full support and it is my hope that he will seek re-election," a statement from Emanuel read.
Daley has not yet said whether he will run again in 2011. If he chooses not to, it wouldn't be a shock. He's been Chicago's mayor for 20 years, and his wife Maggie has been battling cancer since 2002.