Rahm Emanuel

Rahm Emanuel Called to Super PAC

The Chicago mayor and former White House chief of staff won't be working with the president's re-election campaign any longer


Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is leaving President Barack Obama's campaign so he can raise cash for an independent "super" political action committee trying to help the president win a second term.

An Obama campaign aide confirmed Wednesday that Emanuel is making the switch to the Priorities USA Action super PAC. That group is run with the help of former White House advisers and has spent millions of dollars on ads supporting Obama.