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At Rahm Emanuel election nite HQ: the early media scene UPDATE LaBolt in suit and tie

Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.) at Rahm Emanuel election night headquarters (photo by Lynn Sweet)

CHICAGO–I’m at mayoral hopeful Rahm Emanuel election night headquarters at Plumbers Hall on the Near West Side. For my out of town readers, this is a few blocks from Oprah Winfrey’s Harpo Studios. The Plumbers were the first union to endorse Emanuel–

UPDATE–Emanuel press chief Ben LaBolt hanging around press filing area….blackberrying…as usual….dressed up in suit and tie…. END UPDATE

.Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.) is here pulling early election duty, an Emanuel supporter giving out interviews about Emanuel for those who have to file early or broadcasters who need something now.

CNN’s Jessica Yellin is doing live shots from here…..local Chicago political television reporters Mary Ann Ahern from NBCChicago5 is here as is Charles Thomas from ABC7. … Reporters from DePaulia, the DePaul U. student paper here covering….so is Politico’s Meredith Shiner, fresh from reporting the demonstrations in Madison.