Rahm Emanuel not only has a turf fight on the home front in his bid to become Chicago’s mayor but a turf fight in his home.
When the former White House chief of staff decided to return to Chicago this year, he first asked Rob Halpin, the man renting his house while he was in Washington, to move out. Halpin refused.
Now, from the comfort of Emanuel’s own home, Halpin is considering a bid for Chicago mayor.
“People have come to me asking me to consider running for mayor,” Halpin told ABC affiliate WLS in Chicago. “If they get the signatures needed and get me on the ballot, I will run.”
That is a pretty tall order. Halpin needs to file a petition with 12,500 signatures by Nov. 22 to make the February election.