Bill Daley Drops Out of Illinois Governor's Race

Claiming to not be certain if he’s up to running for office, let alone serving if he were to win, Bill Daley has dropped out of the race for Illinois Governor.

Daley had been running to challenge fellow Democrat and current governor, Pat Quinn, who Daley continues to describe as a weak governor and candidate who will not win re-election.

Bill Daley abruptly ended his bid for the Democratic nomination for governor today, telling the Tribune that a lifetime in politics had not prepared him for the “enormity” of his first run for office and the challenge of leading the state through difficult times.

Daley, a member of two White House administrations, a presidential campaign manager and the son and brother of two former Chicago mayors, dropped out of the race less than four months after declaring his political resume gave him the best credentials to replace Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn.


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