HouseQuake: Rahm Emanuel Is Star Of Documentary About 2006 Elections

03/18/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011
  • Peter Baker The New York Times

Before there was Rahm Emanuel, the relentless White House chief of staff, there was Rahm Emanuel, the relentless House Democratic campaign strategist -- and before there was the party victory in 2008, there was the takeover of 2006 that he orchestrated. A new documentary, premiering in Washington on Wednesday night, tells the inside story of the 2006 campaign that turned Congress over to the Democrats and, arguably, presaged Barack Obama's capture of the White House two years later.

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