White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel is feeling out other potential candidates for Chicago mayor.
West Side U.S. Rep. Danny Davis met with Emanuel last night. Chicago Ald. Thomas Tunney, 44th, said Emanuel called him Friday. North Side U.S. Rep. Mike Quigley is scheduled to meet with Emanuel this afternoon in Washington.
"I got the impression it is very likely he is going to do this,'' said Davis, who spoke to Emanuel for about half an hour at the Caucus Room, a D.C. restaurant at the chief of staff's request. "We talked about, if we were to become candidates, what kind of campaigning that should be done — that it's important to try and keep the city as harmonized as possible and that the city not become split and divided."Whoever is campaigning should have that uppermost in their minds. And we both assured each other that, should we become candidates, that would be our approach and would be our tactics," said Davis, who is gathering signatures for his own potential mayoral campaign.
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