Rahm Emanuel will be President Obama’s chief of staff in the White House.
Mr. Emanuel accepted the offer on Thursday.
Representative Rahm Emanuel on Thursday accepted the offer to become the White House chief of staff for President-elect Barack Obama.
Here is some background information on Emanuel’s recent political experience.
Emanuel was chair of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee for the 2006 elections. After the Democratic Party regained control of the House, he was elected as the next chairman of the Democratic Caucus. He is the fourth-ranking Democrat in the House, behind Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Leader Steny Hoyer and Whip Jim Clyburn.