Rahm Emanuel is off the Chicago mayor ballot. An Illinois appellate court has ruled that he doesn’t met the residency criteria to run for Mayor of Chicago.
Barack Obama’s former chief of staff, Rahm Emanuel, left his White House position to run for Mayor of Chicago. He’s been considered a front-runner, having raised more money than any other candidate in the race. His aspirations have had a major set-back since an Illinois appellate court has ruled to over-turn a previous ruling that allowed Emanuel to be on the ballot even though he does not technically meet the residency requirements to run for mayor.
A spokesman for Rahm Emanuel says he will appeal the ruling. However, time is running out to get his name on the ballot for the February 22, 2011 election. Early voting begins on January 31st.