Rahm Emanuel’s Residency Hearing: Tenant Testifies Today

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CHICAGO — With Rahm Emanuel off the witness stand and back on the campaign trail in his bid for Chicago mayor, a hearing about whether his name should be on the ballot turns to other witnesses, including a woman who rented Emanuel’s house after he went to Washington, D.C., to work for the president.

Emanuel’s residency is being challenged by a number of attorneys and Chicago residents who contend that when he left in 2009 to become President Barack Obama’s White House chief of staff, he became ineligible to run for mayor. They say he does not meet the requirement that candidates live in the city a full year before the election because he moved back less than five months before the February election.

Lori Halpin, who is living in Emanuel’s house, is scheduled to testify Wednesday. Halpin and her husband made headlines when they refused Emanuel’s request to break the lease on the house so Emanuel could move back in.

Emanuel returns to his campaign after enduring nearly 12 hours of questioning Tuesday from everyone from attorneys to a woman named Queen Sister. A Chicago Tribune/WGN poll released Tuesday night showed Emanuel with an early lead, though 30 percent of those polled were undecided.

“I look forward to returning immediately to talking directly to the voters of the city of Chicago because they have always focused on the top priorities, which is what happens in their own residency – i.e. their jobs, their schools and the safety of their neighborhood,” he told reporters afterward.

During a hearing that was sometimes funny, contentious, touching and downright strange, Emanuel was peppered with questions about the house, his income tax returns, driver’s license, voting record and car registration. Emanuel said he took a host of steps that illustrate that he had every intention of returning to Chicago.

Speaking in a quiet voice, his hands clasped before him and with a photograph of his family in front of him, Emanuel looked and sounded nothing like a politician widely known for his tough, take-no-prisoners and often profane style.

He appeared relaxed and smiled easily, once joking as his income tax returns were shown on the screen in the room that, “It does call for tax reform, I’ll tell you that.”

And he laughed when one of his questioners, a community activist dressed in a T-shirt, signaled that he was out of questions when he joked, “Have you ever been a member of the Communist Party?”

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