MCHENRY, Ill. (AP) — Former White House chief of staff Bill Daley says he’ll decide in the next two months if he will run for Illinois governor.
The Democrat from Chicago spoke at a business luncheon Wednesday in the Chicago suburb of McHenry. He tells The Northwest Herald (http://bit.ly/17U1ayf) that he’s “seriously looking” at running and would make a decision in 60 days.READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Freezing Overnight
If Daley does run, it would be a major Democratic primary challenge to Gov. Pat Quinn.
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During his speech to McHenry County business owners he called Illinois a “fiscal mess” and said state government is “dysfunctional.”
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He is former chief of staff for President Barack Obama.