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Daily Fix Poll: What are Rahm Emanuel's chances in the Chicago mayor's race?

By Aaron Blake

It may have been the "least suspenseful announcement of all time" (as President Obama put it), but the announcement today that Rahm Emanuel has resigned as White House chief of staff sets off a whole new dose of suspense in Chicago.

With Emanuel expected to jump into the mayor's race in the very near future, we at the Fix now turn our attention to that race.

What's clear is that nobody is going to hand it to him the Democratic nomination on a silver platter. This is an office held for long stretches of time by relatively few men, and it's the chance of a lifetime for several people not-named-Emanuel as well.

Already, there's talk of several well-known politicians running against Emanuel in February's Democratic primary, including former Sen. Carol Moseley Braun, Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart, Rep. Luis Gutierrez, and Rev. and state Sen. James Meeks.

Chicago Sun-Times columnist Neil Steinberg lays out his version of Emanuel's path to victory here. What about you? How good a chance do you think Rahmo has of winning?

By Aaron Blake  | October 1, 2010; 2:30 PM ET
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