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Topic - Irving J. Rein
President Obama is set to lose another key member of his inner circle as signs point to a Friday departure for White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel, who's expected to announce a run for Chicago mayor after serving as Mr. Obama's top aide for nearly two years.
However, Mr. Rein said Mr. Emanuel's experience in both Washington and Chicago, makes him a formidable candidate.
"I don't think anybody's a shoo-in at this point," said Irving Rein, a communications professor at Northwestern University who has known Mr. Emanuel since the 1980s. "I think it's fair to say that he's certainly probably a leading candidate."