Thursday, December 23, 2010

Updated: Election Board Keeps Rahm Emanuel On Ballot; Odelson Mounts New Challenge

December 23, 2010 - Chicago - 11:55 AM - Rahm Emanuel got his way this morning: The Chicago election commissioners voted before noon to allow him to stay on the Feb. 22 mayoral ballot. Kristen Mack reports: "The vote came just hours after a hearing officer recommended that the high-profile candidate be allowed to remain on the ballot. Joseph Morris' 69-page recommendation was issued at nearly 2 a.m., and the board began meeting at 9 a.m. (Read report here." Full story at Chicago Breaking News... However, attorney Burt Odelson, who represented multiple objectors to Emanuel's residency status, is already prepared for a followup challenge with a new lawsuit. RELATED: Odelson Preps New Anti-Rahm Suit‎ NBC Chicago (blog) Election board: Emanuel can run for Chicago mayor‎ Houston Chronicle Election board: Emanuel should remain on ballot‎ Chicago Sun-Times Election board: Emanuel can run for Chicago mayor‎ Forbes Elections Board Rules Rahm Emanuel Can Run For Mayor Of Chicago NPR