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ABC News has added the former mayor of Chicago, Rahm Emanuel, to its contributor lineup, the Daily Beast reports.

Details: Emanuel, who also served as President Obama's chief of staff, reportedly considered gigs with MSNBC and CNN as well, per the Daily Beast, as he hoped to boost his national reputation with cable-news appearances. He exited Chicago's mayor's office within the last 2 days, announcing in September 2018 that he would not seek re-election.

  • His contributions are expected to include political analysis on programs such as Good Morning America.
  • On Tuesday, Emanuel also published an article as a contributing editor with The Atlantic, suggesting that Democrats must hold those with power to high standards of responsibility, building into “the party of justice.”

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