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Obama Likely To Select Emanuel Replacement From Within His Administration

Photo Courtesy -- The White House(WASHINGTON) -- In light of what could be a difficult mid-term election time for Democrats, the White House and President Obama will have to retool and reorganize upon the likely departure of White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel.  As previously reported, Emanuel is expected to announce Friday whether he will leave his post at the White House and pursue the position of mayor of Chicago.  Concurrently, Obama will be expected to name an interim chief of staff and eventually a definite replacement for Emanuel.  Known for maintaining a tight inner circle, the president in likely to choose an experienced replacement from within his administration.   Vice President Biden's chief of staff Ron Klain, Deputy National Security Advisor Tom Donilon and White House deputy chief of staff Jim Messina are all said to be on the list of candidates.

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