Politics, Chicago-style? Rahm Emanuel offers cash for name of parody Twitter account author

Will Rahn Senior Editor
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Chicago mayoral candidate Rahm Emanuel wants to know who’s making fun of him on Twitter.

The former White House Chief of Staff is offering $2,500 to the anonymous author of the parody @MayorEmanuel Twitter account. In return, the author must come forward and reveal his or her true identity. Emanuel says the money will be donated to a charity of @MayorEmanuel’s choosing.

This isn’t the first time Emanuel’s campaign has acknowledged the profanity laden parody account. According to the Chicago Tribune, it appears the candidate even follows the adventures of his Twitter alter ego and his sidekicks Carl the Intern, Quaxlerod the mustached duck, and Hambone the puppy.

Emanuel announced the reward Tuesday on Chicago’s WLS radio.