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Court: Obama ex-aide ineligible to run for Chicago mayor

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Jan 25, 2011

CHICAGO — A court in Illinois ruled Monday that President Barack Obama’s former chief of staff Rahm Emanuel is ineligible to run for mayor of Chicago in next month’s election.

Emanuel swiftly vowed to ask the state’s Supreme Court to overturn the 2-1 ruling by an appeals court that ordered him off the ballot with the argument that he failed to satisfy the city’s residency requirement for candidates.

But the city’s Board of Elections said ballots were scheduled to be printed on Tuesday without Emanuel’s name on them.

A spokesman from Emanuel’s campaign said his lawyers had petitioned the Supreme Court for an immediate stay of the appeals court decision to try to keep his name on the ballot while the case is considered.

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