Bill Daley drops bid for Illinois governor

By Rick Pearson

Bill Daley abruptly ended his bid for the Democratic nomination for governor today, telling the 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.

Daley, a member of two White House administrations, a presidential campaign manager and the son and brother of two former Chicago mayors, dropped out of the race less than four months after declaring his political resume gave him the best credentials to replace Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn.

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Bill Daley, Democratic candidate for Governor, speaks at a press conference in Chicago Monday June 17, 2013. (Nancy Stone / Chicago Tribune)


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