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  •  Sure. (3+ / 0-)
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    Andrew C White, wsexson, JeffW

    And a Congressman who was 50/50 between Chicago and DC would be a closer call as to continuity.  But Emanuel was barely there at all during the time in question, and never at a place he could call his own.

    •  no not never (0+ / 0-)

      just not recently.

      Seems to me this is the difference between a guy who's never been a chicago resident, who then comes in and wants to run right away, versus someone like Emanuel who has been almost his entire life, leaves for a period of time to serve the president and then comes back.

      I strongly suspect the intent of the statute is to bar only one of those two hypothetical people from running.

      •  But the statute focuses on the most recent year (0+ / 0-)

        They could have said "has resided in the city for a year within the past five years," etc.

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