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Rahm Emanuel (D)
Date Of Birth & Birthplace: 11/29/1959 (Chicago, IL)
Race: White
Religion: Jewish
Residence: Chicago, IL
Education: BA in Liberal Arts from Sarah Lawrence College, New York, NY; MA in Speech and Communications from Northwestern University, Evanston, IL
Occupation: Investment Banker
Office Type: U.S. House -- Illinois District 5 

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Rahm Emanuel lives in Chicago, is married and has three children. He graduated from Sarah Lawrence College in 1981 and received a Master's Degree in Speech and Communication from Northwestern University in 1985.

Emanuel entered politics shortly after college, working as an organizer and fund-raiser for U.S. Sen. Paul Simon and Chicago Mayor Richard Daley. He became a top fund-raiser for candidate Bill Clinton and eventually became a senior adviser to the president on such issues as NAFTA and gun control.

He returned to Chicago in 1998, where he made millions as an investment banker before deciding to run for Congress.

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Rahm Emanuel was first elected to the House in 2002, in his first run for public office. He won 67 percent of the vote running against a Republican and Libertarian. In the Democratic primary, against six other candidates, Emanuel won almost 53 percent of the vote. The second-place finisher was former state lawmaker Nancy Kaszak, who had 40 percent of the vote.

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