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updated: 10/11/2012 1:01 PM

Chicago mayor to hit campaign trail for Obama

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  • Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel

      Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel

 
Associated Press

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is hitting the campaign trail for his friend and former boss, President Barack Obama.

In a meeting with reporters Thursday, Emanuel said he will do "whatever it takes" to get Obama re-elected.

The mayor said at a Bloomberg event that individual organizations have asked him to campaign in other states. His staff couldn't immediately confirm the times and places.

Emanuel served as Obama's chief of staff before he ran for mayor. He was a national co-chairman of the president's re-election campaign until early September, when he stepped down from that role to help raise money for Priorities U.S.A Action, a pro-Obama super PAC.

Super PACs may raise unlimited money for a candidate but are not supposed to coordinate with the campaign.

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