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Fri December 21, 2012
Bill Daley Considering Run For Illinois Governor
Governor Pat Quinn could have a primary challenger if he seeks re-election in 2014. Former White House chief of staff Bill Daley says he's seriously thinking about running for Illinois governor.
The brother of former Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley spoke Thursday before the City Club of Chicago. In his speech, he talked about lllinois' fiscal problems, including the roughly $95 billion in unfunded pension liability.
Daley, 64, blamed the state's fiscal crisis on a lack of political leadership in Springfield.
He later declined to give details to reporters about his timeline for deciding. He also refrained from taking specific stances on issues, saying he's not a candidate yet.
Governor Quinn has said he'll seek re-election in 2014. The Chicago Democrat says he's ready for any primary challenger.