Daley Exploring Bid for Governor Former White House chief of staff Bill Daley is forming an exploratory committee as he weighs a Democratic primary challenge to Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn (D), the Chicago Tribune reports.
"The move allows Daley to start raising money and not let the summer slip away as he waits to see whether he'll get a one-on-one matchup with Quinn in March. Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan also is thinking about running for the Democratic governor nomination, but it's unclear when she'll make that decision. It's also uncertain whether Daley will stay in should Madigan join the fray."