October 1st, 2010
12:14 PM ET

Emanuel steps down for expected Chicago run

Veteran Illinois politician Rahm Emanuel - long known as one of toughest men in American politics - has stepped down from his powerful position as White House chief of staff, President Obama announced Friday.

Emanuel has been temporarily replaced by White House Deputy Chief of Staff Pete Rouse while Obama searches for a long-term replacement.

Emanuel, who held a Chicago congressional seat for six years, is widely expected to run for mayor of his hometown.

The move has been anticipated since Chicago Mayor Richard Daley recently decided not to run for re-election.

FULL STORY

Post by:
Filed under: Barack Obama
soundoff (10 Responses)
  1. potomacscott
    October 1, 2010 at 1:24 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Lunytune
    October 1, 2010 at 2:19 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Floria sigmundi
    October 1, 2010 at 2:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • Scottish Mama
      October 2, 2010 at 11:11 am | Report abuse |
  4. hoss
    October 1, 2010 at 4:34 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Brianc
    October 1, 2010 at 4:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • Scottish Mama
      October 2, 2010 at 11:05 am | Report abuse |
  6. veronica
    October 1, 2010 at 4:45 pm | Report abuse |
  7. pretty
    October 1, 2010 at 11:46 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Texas Vic
    October 2, 2010 at 10:32 am | Report abuse |