10/01/2010 // Washington, D.C., US // TiffNews10 // News Desk

Washington, D.C. – White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel had an emotional farewell upon leaving his position on Friday. As reported by the Associated Press (AP), Emanuel was replaced by Pete Rouse after deciding to leave the White House and run for mayor of Chicago.

President Barack Obama is quoted by the AP as stating of Emanuel’s transition, “We are all very excited for Rahm, but we’re also losing an incomparable leader of our staff.”

Obama is further quoted as saying of Emanuel’s work during his time as chief of staff, including with health care reform and other legislation passed by the current administration, “It’s fair to say that we could not have accomplished what we’ve accomplished without Rahm’s leadership… I will miss him dearly.”

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