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Emanuel Makes Post-White House Debut

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Rahm Emanuel made his Chicago debut this morning after quitting his role as White House Chief of Staff.

Emanuel is not expected to officially announce he’s running for mayor of Chicago until after the November election. In the meantime, there will be many more events like the one this morning at the Roosevelt CTA stop.

EMANUEL: How are you?
PASSENGER: Good, sir. How you doing?
EMANUEL: I’m great.

One of those passengers waiting for her train was Angela Burdette.

BURDETTE: I mean, he got the president where he is, so he gotta be doing something right.

With the media surrounding him, Emanuel eventually made his way to street level, where Chicago police officer Jose Gonzalez had Emanuel autograph his shirt sleeve.

GONZALEZ: I like him.

As for Emanuel’s thoughts on the CTA’s budget troubles or how rank-and-file police officers are angry with top police brass, he wouldn’t say. Emanuel took no questions from the media before stopping by a nearby grocery store and then hopping in a black SUV that was waiting for him.

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