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Emanuel: Said he would not seek higher office

CHICAGO–Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel told me over the weekend that if he is elected mayor, he would not be seeking higher office.

“This is it,” he told me.

While covering Emanuel campaigning at the Target on 85th and Cottage Grove on Saturday, I chatted with Emanuel about his mayoral bid.

If elected, I wondered, how long would he stick on the job?

Emanuel said he did not want to be presumptuous -the election had not happened yet but “Assuming that was to happen, I am not running for anything else. I’m done. This is it. This is the last thing I want to do in my public life and I’m putting all my efforts into this. ….I could see the energy level for what two terms would require.”