Source: Jessica D’Onofrio / ABC 7 Chicago
Bill Daley said he lost sleep over the decision to drop out of the race for Illinois governor.
Speaking to the media on Tuesday at the Union League Club of Chicago, Daley said it was something he’d been considering for weeks.
“As I surveyed both the rigors of this campaign and the enormity of the challenges of fixing these problems, I’ve concluded that I cannot commit to what the voters may need,” Daley said at the Union League Club of Chicago.
The former U.S. commerce secretary and White House chief of staff said he had no fear of losing. Instead, the Democrat said he feared winning and the long-term commitment it would have required.
Daley plans to give all of his campaign contributions back and go back into the private sector. He’s the son of the late Chicago Mayor Richard J. Daley and brother of former Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley.
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