Rahm to run for president?

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Citing  “well connected Democrats,” the website The Daily Beast is reporting that Rahm Emanuel has had talks with key donors and party leaders about a possible 2016 presidential run.  The Chicago mayor has said repeatedly he is not interested in the job.

Still, UIC political professor Dick Simpson says it’s not out of the question he could pull it off.


“It is possible he could be elected,” he said. “He might like to be elected, but it’s a very difficult road even for Rahm Emanuel.”


Simpson says Emanuel is a talented fundraiser and knows the Washington DC machine about as well as anyone.  But advancing to the White House from city hall requires a lot more than a lot of cash.



The Daily Beast reports that mayor Emanuel tells sources he would only consider running if Hillary Clinton decides not to run.


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