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Rahm to headline Iowa J-J Dinner

Rahm Emanuel has been Chicago mayor for just four months, but he’s already hitting the campaign trail again -- this time for his old boss, President Obama. Emanuel will be the headline speaker at the Iowa Democratic Party’s annual Jefferson-Jackson Dinner on Nov. 19.

State party chairwoman Sue Dvorsky called Emanuel “one of the great advocates for Democratic values and middle-class opportunity.”

The big Democratic fundraising dinner, traditionally a showcase for presidential candidates before the state’s first-in-the nation presidential contest, was a key moment in the Dem primary fight between Obama and Hillary Clinton -- when Obama delivered a well-received speech heading into the Iowa caucuses.