11/25/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Emanuel Wanted Claypool As Congressional Placeholder: Sun-Times

It has long been claimed that Rahm Emanuel wanted to find someone to keep his congressional seat warm while he served as President Obama's chief of staff.

Now, the Chicago Sun-Times has learned that Emanuel wanted then-Gov. Rod Blagojevich to appoint Cook County Commissioner Forrest Claypool to his 5th Congressional District seat.

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