Bill Daley is a step closer to running for Governor of Illinois.
Daley is forming an exploratory committee to challenge Governor Quinn in the next democratic primary.
That will allow him to start raising campaign money now.
Daley says Springfield needs new leadership after it failed on issues like gay marriage, pension reform, and gun control.
Daley served as Chief of Staff to President Obama, after Rahm Emanuel decided to run for mayor.
He was also Commerce Secretary for President Clinton.