Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel won’t seek 3rd term

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel speaks at a news conference accompanied by Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson, Monday, Aug. 6, 2018, in Chicago. Between 3 p.m. Friday, Aug. 3 and 6 a.m. Monday morning local time, police say at least 11 people were killed and about 70 were wounded in Chicago. Emanuel said one lesson from the wave of weekend violence is that people who live in neighborhoods where the shootings occurred have to be willing to name potential suspects. (AP Photo/Teresa Crawford)

CHICAGO — Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel says he won’t seek a third term in 2019.

Emanuel said Tuesday that being mayor “has been the job of a lifetime but it’s not a job for a lifetime.” The Chicago Tribune says he had already raised more than $10 million for another run for a four-year term.

Emanuel was a Democratic congressman and chief of staff to President Barack Obama before becoming mayor in 2011. He followed Richard M. Daley, who was mayor for more than 20 years.


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