Bill Daley, the brother of former Mayor Richard M. Daley as well as the former White House Chief of Staff at President Barack Obama’s White House, has shocked people by dropping out of the governor’s race, according to the Sun-Times on Monday night.
Daley will speak at a news conference for Tuesday morning at the Union League Club. It is totally unknown as to why Daley has chosen to drop out of the gubernatorial race – but his spokesperson says that he will explain at the news conference.
Pete Giangreco, who is Daley’s campaign spokesperson, said that being faced with the prospect of five or nine years to try to dig the state out of the mess that he’s in, Daley has decided that’s not what he’s wanting to do at the age of 65.
Giangreco adamantly denied that fund-raising concerns, health concerns, or current-Governor Pat Quinn being too formidable as a candidate played a part in Daley’s decision to step out of the Democratic primary race against Quinn.
Daley’s race for governor of Illinois has now ended after just 98 days.
Gov. Quinn’s only competition in the Democratic primary for governor is now Tio Hardiman who is the former executive director of CeaseFire.