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September 16, 2013


Daley Drops Bid for Illinois Governor

Bill Daley (D) "abruptly ended his bid for the Democratic nomination for governor today, telling the Chicago 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."

Said Daley: "One of the things I always thought in my career that I wanted to do, I thought I would be able to have that opportunity, I hoped, would be to run for office. And even though you're around it for a long time, you really don't get a sense of the enormity of it until you get into it."

However, he added: "There's no doubt in my mind that Pat Quinn will not be the next governor of Illinois. This governor is not that strong that somebody should fear running against him."












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