Governor Daley? The former Commerce Secretary weighs a run for Illinois Governor

By WEEK Reporter

June 7, 2013 Updated Dec 7, 2013 at 7:09 PM CDT

CHICAGO, IL. -- Another potential Democratic Party challenger to Pat Quinn says he's about to decide if he'll get into the race...

"I think what happened last Friday or didn't happen last Friday in Springfield has given me a greater energy about the need to get new leadership in the state," William Daley, (D) Possible Candidate For Governor.

That's former Commerce Secretary and White House Chief of Staff "Bill" Daley putting much of the blame for pension failure on Pat Quinn.

"The governor has to forge the compromise. He has to bring things to a point where something gets done," Daley.

"There's always sideline critics. I'm in the arena. I am working hard. I think anybody who has followed my public life knows that I work hard everyday," Gov. Pat Quinn, (d) Illinois.

The 64-year-old Daley is the son of the late Chicago Mayor Richard J. Daley and brother of Richard M. Daley.

It's a legacy that has negatives downstate.

"If I decided to do this, I would have to make the case that I am not my brother, I am not my father."

And, he says Lisa Madigan should think twice about becoming governor if her father Mike is still Illinois House Speaker:

"It may be easy politically to do. I think it is very difficult to do in Governing the state."

Daley, a millionaire former banker, indicated he make a decision shortly.

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