Saturday, September 15, 2018

Capitol Fax: Will Bill or John Daley move up?

When Mayor Emanuel announced he will not run for re-election last week I somehow had visions that a Daley - perhaps the former Mayor Richard M Daley himself who should be enjoying his retirement right now - would run for the mayor's office. Well his brother Bill is looking into it and may announce on Monday whether or not he'll run. It sounds serious, but then I still have in my head that he seemed gung-ho to run for governor in 2014 and dropped out.
Rich Miller didn't mention that about the 2014 governor's race but noted that Bill Daley had a "bad habit of not following through on stuff". Time will only tell if he's truly in it to win it. And in Daley's case another connection to an adopted son who served as President of the United States until January 2017 as chief of staff. He was also Bill Clinton's secretary of commerce.

Another angle is what will another Daley brother John do at the county board. If Preckwinkle's pulls the trigger on running for mayor he could move up to become county board president.

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