Bill Daley

Illinois Gov. Race
7:11 am
Tue September 17, 2013

Daley Drops Out Of Ill. Gov. Race

Former White House Chief of Staff Bill Daley will not run for Illinois Governor. He made the announcement Monday night.
Credit Brian Mackey, Illinois Public Radio

Former White House Chief of Staff Bill Daley will not run for Illinois governor after all. His campaign says Daley will explain more at a press conference in Chicago Tuesday morning. 

Daley has flirted with running for office before, only to back out.  This time, he insisted he was in it for keeps.

"I'm committed to running for governor," Daley said in a recent campaign video. "There is no exploratory piece in this anymore."

But Monday night, Daley's campaign confirmed he's dropping out of the race. 

In an interview on WGN-TV, Daley explained his decision.

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5:11 pm
Mon July 15, 2013

Ill. AG Madigan Says She Won't Run For Governor, Will Seek Re-Election

Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan.
(via Flickr/SenRockefeller)

Attorney General Lisa Madigan says she'll seek another term instead of running for Illinois governor next year.

In a Monday statement the Chicago Democrat says she's been considering the decision for months but that she enjoys her current job.  She says she considered the gubernatorial run because of the "need for effective management" and frustration from others about a lack of movement on major issues.

Madigan hadn't given any hints about her decision, telling reporters earlier Monday that she was still thinking it over.

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