Rahm Emanuel discusses the mayoral race in Chicago after being endorsed by U.S. Rep. Mike Quigley in Chicago on Thursday. The state Supreme Court voted 7-0 to restore Mr. Emanuel's candidacy three days after an Illinois Appeals Court booted the Chicago native off the ballot. (Associated Press)
Democrats are hoping to win the votes of Sens. Olympia J. Snowe (left) and Susan Collins, Maine Republicans, to pass a $26 billion spending measure that would help states and local school boards.