Rahm Emanuel taps high-profile voice talent

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Most individuals who run for mayor of a major city have a history in municipal politics, and only occasionally exit the national arena in order to take the reins of a city government. But Rahm Emanuel isn’t most mayoral candidates, and his old boss, President Barack Obama, made himself available to Emanuel for some radio spots.


According to the Chicago Sun-Times, radio listeners in the Windy City will have a hard time escaping the spot, which is set to go into heavy rotation.

Obama has not endorsed Emanuel, but has given him the OK to use audio from his official send-off when he left his old job as White House chief of staff to kick off his bid for City Hall.

In the spot, Obama says that there was no candidate for the chief of staff position that could compete with Emanuel, and says he told Emanuel that he was not allowed to say no.