Emanuel leaving White House

White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel is leaving his post to run for mayor of Chicago.

Pete Rouse, an advisor to Obama, was named to the post on an interim basis.

“Rahm has served at one of the most difficult times in our nation’s recent memory, and his work has helped our country meet its great challenges. As he returns to Chicago, I wish him all the best,” House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, D-Md., said in a statement. “I also look forward to continuing to work with Pete Rouse, who will be filling the role of interim Chief of Staff; I’m glad that the position is in his capable hands.”

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