Daley hears from Oprah Winfrey after announcement

CHICAGO (AP) -- Mayor Richard Daley's decision to not run for another term prompted a call from someone else who's famous name is synonymous with Chicago: Oprah Winfrey.

would give up the job he's had since 1989.

Like Daley, Oprah is giving up her current job, too. She's ending her Chicago-based daytime talk show this season after 25 years.

But Oprah wasn't the only one who thanked Daley for his two decades in office.

Daley said Wednesday he also heard from President Barack Obama, former Vice President Al Gore and White House advisers David Axelrod and Rahm Emanuel.

Emanuel is Obama's chief of staff and has made no secret of wanting to run for Chicago mayor one day. He is reportedly weighing his options now that the race is wide open.


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