Rahm Emanuel

As Rahm Eyes Run for Chicago Mayor, Potential Successors Line Up


Although Rahm Emanuelhasn’t yet said whether he’s leaving the White House to run for mayor of Chicago, speculation has been swirling in recent weeks over who will succeed him as President Obama’s chief of staff.

Conventional wisdom suggests that there’s no way Emanuel will pass up an opportunity to chase his dream job after MayorRichard Daley announced earlier this month he would not seek re-election. And Emanuel’s expected departure could give Obama a chance to signal a new policy direction as Democrats are likely to take a beating in the midterm elections in November.

Pete Rouse, a senior advisor to Obama, would likely serve as interim chief of staff if Emanuel departs, several administration officials have said.

At the top of the list of likely successors are deputy national security adviser Tom Donilon, legislative affairs director Phil Schiliro and Ron Klain, Vice President Biden’s chief of staff.

Also in the mix is senior adviser and longtime Obama friend Valerie Jarrett

To read more, visit: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2010/09/25/rahm-eyes-run-chicago-mayor-potential-successors-line/

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