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Rahm Emanuel, Architect for Democratic Rebound

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Rahm Emanuel, Architect for Democratic Rebound

Politics

Rahm Emanuel, Architect for Democratic Rebound

Rahm Emanuel, Architect for Democratic Rebound

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Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Chairman Rahm Emanuel (D-IL) prepares to speak to the media after the Democratic Caucus elections, Nov. 16, 2006. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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Once a former aid to President Bill Clinton, now a congressman from Illinois, Rahm Emanuel was one of the architects of the Democrats' plan for regaining the House.

But with the publicity over the defeat of incoming House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's choice for majority leader, are the Democrats losing valuable momentum?

Emanuel talks with host Andrea Seabrook.