Could Rahm Emanuel, a current D.C. resident, even run for mayor? That's a question Fox reporter Marla Cichowsk posed to Chicago Board of Elections spokesperson Jim Allen last week. Here's his response:
All candidates are required to live in city of Chicago for at least the last calendar year. Considering White House Chief of Staff, Rahm Emanuel, has expressed interest in running for Mayor of Chicago ... I posed the question: if someone is a registered Chicago voter and owns a home in Chicago, but currently lives in Washington, DC, can he/she still run for Mayor? Chicago Board of Elections Spokesman, Jim Allen said, "that is a legal question... that issue hasn't come up in the past." Allen then gave me this hypothetical answer: "If there's a candidate who happens to be serving in the White House cabinet and maintains a residence in the city of Chicago, it's possible they could qualify to run for Mayor." [Emphasis added]
For more on a potential Rahm candidacy, check out the original -- The Case Against Rahm -- that we published last Thursday.
(H/T Eric Zorn)