Mayoral candidate says Emanuel doesn’t qualify

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Congressman Danny Davis says he doesn’t think Rahm Emanuel’s name should be on the ballot with his name and the names of other candidates for mayor of Chicago.

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Davis said Tuesday the law seems to disqualify the former White House chief of staff because it says to qualify a person must be a resident of Chicago for a year before the election. Until he quit his job, Emanuel lived in Washington..

Emanuel has said he does qualify for the ballot because he only left his Chicago residence to take the job — temporarily —with President Barack Obama. He says he always intended to move back to Chicago.

Emanuel’s residency is expected to be challenged in court as soon as this week.

Copyright 2010 The Associated Press.

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