Jarrett downplays interest in becoming Obama's chief of staff

White House senior adviser Valerie Jarrett on Monday downplayed her interest in becoming White House chief of staff. 

"I don't want to change jobs, I love my job," she said on ABC's "The View."

Jarrett is a close personal friend of President Obama and serves as an assistant to the president for public engagement and intergovernmental affairs. She's one of a handful of White House insiders whom some consider to be the closest advisers to Obama. 

Jarrett has been seen as a possible successor to White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel should he resign to run for mayor of Chicago. 

Chicago Mayor Richard Daley's announcement last week that he will not seek another term has set off speculation that Emanuel will leave the White House. White House political adviser David Axelrod has said that if Emanuel were to leave, it would not be until after the midterm election.

Emanuel is "thinking about" a run, Jarrett acknowledged, but said it was best to "slow down" with any chatter about who might replace him. 

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