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From the LA Times:A veteran election attorney filed papers Friday to try to knock Chicago mayoral candidate Rahm Emanuel off the ballot, charging he does not meet city residency rules.Under Illinois’ municipal code, a candidate must be a resident of the city for a year prior to the election. Emanuel was working as President Obama’s White House chief of staff until he returned to Chicago last month to campaign for the Feb. 22 election.Emanuel said he meets the standard because he owns a home here, has voted here and always intended to move back. Lawyer Burt Odelson said the fact that Emanuel rented out his home, instead of leaving it empty, means he’s not a resident.

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