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Jennifer Hudson Headlining Rahm Emanuel Fundraiser

First Posted: 01/10/11 03:11 PM ET Updated: 05/25/11 07:25 PM ET

Jennifer Hudson Rahm Emanuel Fundraiser

He already has a massive campaign war chest and a solid lead in the polls, but on Monday night, Rahm Emanuel will add some star power to his thriving campaign for Chicago mayor.

Oscar and Grammy Award winner Jennifer Hudson will headline a fundraiser for Emanuel Monday night at the House of Blues. The South Side native reportedly "offered to help out" with the campaign after meeting Emanuel at the White House last year, NBC Chicago reports.

The fundraiser was organized by former White House Social Secretary Desiree Rogers and is already sold out. NBC reports that it is expected to bring in up to $100,000 for the campaign.

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Filed by Jen Sabella  |