Bill Daley is bowing out citing timing, not troubles, as the reason for stepping out of the governor’s race. His brother the former mayor of Chicago says his brother’s choice was just one thing: “It’s personal.”
“It’s better than getting elected and saying ‘I don’t like it,’” said Richard Daley. He said his brother made the right call.
Bill Daley dropped out of the race for Governor after just launching a bid in June. He raised $1.2 million dollars and pitched in $100,000 of his own money to keep the campaign coffers alive.
Still, one day after announcing he’s out, the public still trying to understand why. It’s not his health, a looming scandal or any hidden secrets. Daley’s excuse rather non-specific.
“I didn’t get into this campaign with any illusions. I’m not a rookie. As I’ve surveyed the rigors of the campaign, I cannot commit to what the voters may need,” he said.
What the voters need is leadership and decision making for the good of the state not just the good of the elected official. Pension problems, a Metra mess and financial strife in the state is more than the Daley wants to take on at this stage in his career.
Daley served two presidential administrations. He is the son and brother of two prominent Chicago mayors and still it wasn’t meant to be.
Bill Daley has plans to give back the money he raised and tells the Chicago Sun-Times that Quinn could get beat by any one of the 4 Republican candidates he’s running against.
He said he also feels Bruce Rauner is the strongest GOP candidate in the game.