Emanuel likely to leave before November for Chicago race

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Rahm Emanuel, President Barack Obama’s chief of staff, is likely to leave the White House before the November congressional elections to run for mayor of Chicago, people familiar with the matter said.

Emanuel, who would be running to replace Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley, could leave by early October, after Congress leaves for its recess ahead of the mid-term elections, the people said on condition of anonymity. One person close to Emanuel said a final decision hasn’t been made.

The timing would allow Emanuel to devote his full attention to the Chicago race and leave time for the president to choose his replacement.

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