Emanuel forming 'New Chicago Committee'

March 6, 2011 6:22:17 AM PST
Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel is in the process of creating a political action committee.

The so-called "New Chicago Committee" should be able to accept donations next week. Its purpose is to help aldermanic candidates who are currently involved in runoff elections.

The committee will direct funds and volunteers to candidates the mayor-elect believes will advance his agenda.

The fund will be run by Tom Bowen, who was Emanuel's deputy campaign manager.