Stubborn Tenant Running for Mayor of Chicago

November 22, 2010

Well, he did it.

I’m referring to Rob Halpin, the renter who wouldn’t give up Rahm Emanuel’s Chicago home once Rahm returned from Washington to run for mayor of Chicago.

Mayor Daley

Bet Mayor Daley is pretty amused by all this controversy involving the candidates interested in taking his place.

Halpin added insult to injury today when he threw his hat in the ring as a candidate to also run for mayor of our fare city.

Bet Emanuel never saw this coming when he okayed the lease on his Ravenswood home.

The deadline to file a petition to run for mayor of Chicago was November 22. Citizens and opponents have until November 30 to challenge candidacies.

Emanuel’s residency will certainly be challenged, as mayoral candidates are required to have lived in Chicago for a year before election day. A year ago, Emanuel was in Washington working for President Obama as his White House chief of staff, while Halpin earned his residency by living in Rahm’s Chicago house.

Approximately 18 candidates filed the necessary paperwork to run for the big office in Chicago, including Halpin and Emanuel, State Senator James Meeks, former Chicago Board of Education President Gery Chico, former U.S. Senator Carol Moseley Braun and outgoing U.S. Senator Roland Burris, who got his post from about-to-be-ousted governor Rod Blagojevich.

The election is Feb. 22, 2011. Anything we can do to convince you to stay, Mr. Daley?

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