Election board: Emanuel can run for Chicago mayor

Rahm Emanuel testifies before the Chicago Board of Election Commissioners during a hearing challenging his residency to keep him off February's mayoral ballot, in Chicago, Tuesday, Dec. 14, 2010. Emanuel told elections officials on Tuesday that when he went to work as the White House chief of staff almost two years ago, he left his family's "most valuable possessions" at his Chicago home, showing he always intended to move back. (AP Photo/Paul Beaty)

December 23, 2010 6:54:49 PM PST
Rahm Emanuel is a resident of Chicago and eligible to run for mayor, city elections officials ruled Thursday, removing the primary obstacle to the former White House chief of staff's bid to lead the nation's third-largest city.