Rahm Emanuel is a Chicago resident and therefore can run for mayor, the Chicago Board of Election Commissioners ruled Thursday.
The unanimous ruling in favor of the former White House chief of staff comes after board hearing officer Joe Morris ruled early Thursday morning that Emanuel’s name should remain on the ballot.
The board affirmed Morris’ decision after a morning hearing.
Burt Odelson, the main attorney for those objecting to Emanuel’s residency, said he would immediately file a court challenge. Odelson implied that Thursday’s ruling had political undertones: he said in previous cases he’s argued before the board under similar circumstances, candidates have been thrown off the ballot.
Chicago politics never changes. The democrats have held that town so long they rule what happens there.