CHICAGO (CBS) — Bill Daley might have decided against challenging Gov. Pat Quinn in next year’s election, but as he dropped out of the race Tuesday, he made it clear he believes he could have won.
“This was not a fear of losing. Trust me, that was not a fear,” Daley said Tuesday morning, a day after his campaign revealed he was dropping out. “It became not … about winning or losing. You know, and I’ve had family members who’ve lost elections, and I’ve had losses well beyond the impact of an election loss, so that’s not scary to me.”
Daley said he’s confident he could have defeated Quinn in the Democratic primary, and won out in the general election against any of the four announced Republican candidates.
“I’ve made my opinion of Pat Quinn pretty clear over the last number of months, and I think you’ve just got to look at the record, and the voters will decide – going forward – his future,” he said.