Emanuel is set to deliver a speech on Tuesday that he says will "testify" to his experience in Obama's White House, where Emanuel served as chief of staff.
Obama's first term can be summed up like this, Emanuel said: "General Motors is alive and well. Osama bin Laden is not."
The president will use the convention to lay out an agenda and policies built on strengthening the economy and the middle class, Emanuel said.
Emanuel will be in Chicago Tuesday morning for the first day of school for most Chicago Public School students. He'll fly to Charlotte, N.C. that afternoon and is scheduled to remain there for the duration of the convention.
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