Bill Daley (photo right) says he is finished exploring. His campaign is filing papers this morning with the Illinois State Board of Elections that “tears the exploratory label” off his committee.
Having a well-deserved reputation for teasing about public office, Daley said he wants to convey that he’s not waffling; he’s committed to running for governor – which is important to major Democrat donors who were shocked by Lisa Madigan‘s decision not to run.
Gov. Pat Quinn has said he will run for reelection. But some strategist believe that with Madigan’s withdrawal, Dailey may have the edge…at least north of I80.