Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Sun Attempting to Rise Again on the Bridgeport Empire


Just in case you thought the Lannisters

were the only indestructible patriarchy going:
Bill Daley to explore run for Illinois governor
Gubernatorial hopeful addresses major issues in campaign video

By Ray Long, Chicago Tribune reporter
6:40 a.m. CDT, June 11, 2013

Former White House chief of staff Bill Daley plans to announce Tuesday that he's forming an exploratory committee as he weighs a Democratic primary challenge to Gov. Pat Quinn.

The move allows Daley to start raising money and not let the summer slip away as he waits to see whether he'll get a one-on-one matchup with Quinn in March. Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan also is thinking about running for the Democratic governor nomination, but it's unclear when she'll make that decision. It's also uncertain whether Daley will stay in should Madigan join the fray.

"I can control what I can control," Daley told the Tribune on Monday. "I'm not going to get into what-ifs: What if this person runs, doesn't run, wins this? I can't deal with that anymore, and I'm not going to."

The son of one former Chicago mayor and brother of another, Daley intends to unveil his new committee via a video at BillDaleyIllinois.com.

In the video, he lashes out at the at the state for dragging its heels on issues like gay marriage, pension reform and the "scourge" of guns in society.

"The people of Illinois can't wait," Daley says. "This will be a campaign of action and urgency."

Daley, 64, brings both government and private-sector experience to the table. Most recently he served as chief of staff to President Barack Obama after Rahm Emanuel stepped down to run for mayor. Daley also served as commerce secretary under President Bill Clinton and helped him pass the North American Free Trade Agreement. In 2000, Daley chaired the presidential campaign of Vice President Al Gore, who lost to George W. Bush by the slimmest of margins in a case that ended in the U.S. Supreme Court.
A Daley always pays his debts. 


David said...

Oh my god, Chicago is Westeros. Does this make Rahm Emmanuel Roose Bolton? "The Daleys send their regards."

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