November 13th, 2010
04:06 PM ET

Rahm Emanuel announces mayoral bid

Rahm Emanuel formally announced his bid for mayor of Chicago on Saturday, a move that has been widely anticipated since he stepped down as President Obama's chief of staff last month.

Flanked by his family, Emanuel made his first formal pitch to lead Chicago in a crowded school auditorium on Chicago's North Side.

"Because I love this city, the place my family came to, the place where I was born, I want to fight for a better future for all the people of Chicago and that's why today I'm announcing my candidacy for mayor," he said. 

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  1. where is my army nurse?

    Well I like the duck story.

    November 14, 2010 at 5:45 pm | Report abuse |
  2. cesar

    @Ally. Yes, its that important cause Thanksgiving is almost here. But I'm burnt out from telling the story until next year if CNN still has this blogg.

    November 14, 2010 at 7:02 pm | Report abuse |
  3. 517blingdongding

    Cesar. I want to be frank. I have read your comments and it is time you become right with God. Don't you know he loves you. Repent for your sins. You have destroyed a good duck and famil icon in the telling of your unwholly lies. The time has come for you to submit to the love of God. We beg you.

    November 14, 2010 at 7:26 pm | Report abuse |
  4. cesar

    @517. Ok. You are right. I'll start Monday. Thank you.

    November 14, 2010 at 7:37 pm | Report abuse |
  5. 517blingdongding

    Today is the day of your redemption. You must take the love of jeses deep inside your heart to find his eternal love.

    The time of your repentance is now. For monday is not the Sabbath and not that day in which you have been visited by an angel to save your eternal soulam Sin ye not, Cesar.be not of wckdness. Choose now. Come for the lord and take your place beside him in heaven.

    November 14, 2010 at 7:47 pm | Report abuse |
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