Carol Moseley Braun Campaign Statement on
Rahm Emanuel Residency Hearing
December 13, 2010 -- Carol Moseley Braun’s campaign manager, Mike Noonan, is calling on Rahm Emanuel to tell the truth about his residency and admit he isn’t a Chicago resident:
"Rahm Emanuel has a long history of personally benefitting from special deals. From his patronage appointment to the Freddie Mac Board, to his election to Congress on the back of illegal city hiring, to making 20 million dollars in just two years greasing deals for investment bankers, it's always a special deal for Rahm. Now Rahm wants a special deal from the Board of Elections. The reports of Rahm changing his tax returns raise many questions that he needs to answer. The main question is: was Rahm lying then, or is he lying now? Police and firemen must be residents of Chicago and they don't get special deals. They live by the law, either they reside in Chicago or they are fired. Why should Rahm Emanuel be any different? It's time for Rahm to quit asking for another special deal and start answering questions about his privileged past."