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Andy Samberg Campaigning For Rahm Emanuel In Chicago (VIDEO)


First Posted: 01/18/11 12:17 PM ET Updated: 05/25/11 07:25 PM ET

Andy Samberg of "Saturday Night Live" will be in Chicago Friday--headlining a fundraiser for the man he impersonates quite well.

Politics Daily reports that Samberg will headline a $50-per-person fundraiser for Emanuel Friday. The event will be held at the Paris Club in River North.

Samberg's endorsement comes as former President Bill Clinton headlines a $5,000-per-ticket fundraiser for Emanuel at the Chicago Cultural Center Tuesday, and just one week after Grammy-winning singer and actress Jennifer Hudson performed at a House of Blues fundraiser for the candidate.

Emanuel is already considered the front-runner in the Feb. 22 mayoral primary, as several polls have shown him with a considerable lead. He must receive at least 50 percent of the vote to win outright, or a runoff will be held in April.

WATCH a particularly hilarious Rahm impersonation by Samberg here:

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