Bill Daley announces bid for governor

Bill Daley, brother of former Mayor Richard M. Daley, announced Tuesday he’s running for Illinois governor in the Democratic primary.

At 64, Bill Daley doesn’t need to run for office.  With the state of affairs as grim as they are in Illinois, plenty of people might wonder why he would run.

In a two-and-a-half minute ad today, Daley introduces himself as a potential candidate with concerns, goals and an exploratory campaign to get the political ball rolling.

Bill Daley launching campaign for IL GovernorHe’s sounding an alarm because issues plaguing our state are making headlines all over the country.  Gov Quinn, already a candidate in the 2014 race,  claims he’s working on them.  His campaign released a statement today saying,  “Gov. Quinn continues to lead the fight for comprehensive pension reform, marriage equality and gun safety and he will not stop fighting until these are law.”

Attorney General Lisa Madigan is still not committing to the race. What her political powerhouse father will do as Speaker of the House could determine her next move.

“I am very  seriously considering running for governor,” she told reporters today.

Mayor Emnauel put faith in Bill Daley’s bid, but did not saying much more than that. They are old friends with the Obama experience forever bonding them together.

Political strategist David Axelrod is friendly with all three political candidates and says public service is what drives all three in the race or governor.

“This is obviously a difficult time for the state and if you believe in public service this is when you want to serve,” he said.

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10 comments

    • Diane

      I agree with Sweet that a new governor is badly needed but are we so desperate that we need Bill Daley. Please Lord NO.

  • Jim

    Daley, Madigan and Quin are all bad picks in my opinion. They are all part of the problem. If this was a true democracy the people would be able to pick are own candidates. Also whats the point of voteing for a new Gov when the lesson plan reads the same people need to wake up.

  • Joe Public

    Just another slap in the face to the honest citizens of this state. Prediction soon we will have 3 governors in jail, blago, quinn and poss daly plus one congress person JJJ and maybe even one ex resident in this Federal administration. Well done Illinois The new Illinois slogan lower case for political names is intentional.

    """ LAND of CORRUPTION """

  • Jay

    Why would anyone vote for these yahoo's that didnt get paid for the vote? Who and how do we get a "non politacal owned peroson" on the ballot?

  • No name

    SPE— Who do you want in lisa madigan?? She's just as out of touch and "connected" as the rest of them, but then again she would be taking orders for her father, and fathers cronies

  • mdelaney60477

    How will he solve the pension problem?
    How will he change the constitution so that the illinois taxpayer is not a second class citizen to it public servants.
    How will he emulate Scott Walker?
    Indiana property tax is 1% for owner occupied, 2 % for not occupied and 3% for commercial. How will Bill protect the home owner from being taxed out of his home?

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