Former President Bill Clinton is going to campaign for former White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel in his race for Mayor of Chicago.

Clinton’s involvement was confirmed Sunday by Ben LaBolt, spokesman for the Emanuel campaign.  Clinton will be in the Windy City on undetermined dates during January.

Emanuel, whose residency and edibility to run was challenged, was cleared by election officials over the weekend although the challenge may well go to the courts.

Doug Thompson published his first story and photo at age 11 -- a newspaper article about racism and the Klan in Prince Edward County, VA, in 1958. From that point on, he decided to become a newspaperman and did just that -- reporting news and taking photos full-time at his hometown paper, becoming the youngest full-time reporter at The Roanoke Times in Virginia in 1965 and spent most of the past 55+ years covering news around the country and the globe. After a short sabbatical as a political operative in Washington in the 1980s, he returned to the news profession in 1992. Today, he is a contract reporter/photojournalist for BHMedia and owns Capitol Hill Blue and other news websites.