Residency Won't Be a Problem for Rahm

With Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel expected to announce he's leaving the White House as early as this Friday, the Chicago Tribune reports that Chicago residency requirements won't be a problem for him:


To run for mayor, a candidate must be a Chicago resident for at least one year before the Feb. 22, 2011, election. Generally, if a candidate leaves the state for work yet retains ownership of a city property, maintains his voter registration and continues to vote absentee, he should not have a problem, according to Jim Allen, a spokesman for the Chicago Board of Elections.

That means it also won't be a problem for any of Emanuel's fellow mayoral contenders who represent Chicago districts in Congress, most notably Reps. Jesse Jackson, Jr. and Luis Gutierrez.
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Chris Good is a political reporter for ABC News. He was previously an associate editor at The Atlantic and a reporter for The Hill.

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