‘We Will Prevail,’ Rahm Says after Booted off Ballot
(Chicago Sun Times) — Rahm Emanuel was thrown off the ballot for mayor of Chicago Monday by an appellate court panel. But Emanuel — who has led the other candidates in fund-raising and in public opinion polls — cautioned he won’t get off the ballot without a fight. “I have no doubt, at the end we will prevail at this effort,” Emanuel told reporters at the Berghoff Restaurant. The Chicago Board of Elections planned to start printing ballots without Emanuel’s name unless Emanuel’s lawyers can get a “stay” of the appellate court ruling. Emanuel’s lawyers filed their request for a stay just before 5 p.m. Monday.