Bill Daley giving 'a lot of thought' to running for governor
January 15, 2013 11:18AM
Bill Daley told a crowd of more than 200 this morning that he's still considering a run for governor.
"I am giving it a lot of thought," he said.
Daley, the brother of the former Chicago Mayor and former chief of staff to President Obama, told reporters after a benefit breakfast at Misericordia he hadn't done any fund-raising and hasn't had any discussions with powerful Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan.
Daley and David Axelrod talked in a panel discussion this morning that was moderated by longtime political writer Jim Warren.
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel was there too, giving opening remarks, razzing Axelrod and continuing in an ongoing back and forth with Sister Rosemary of Misericordia over taking away the not for profit's free water. Sister Rosemary roasted Emanuel a year earlier over the issue and toasted to him with a water-filled cup today.
Emanuel handed her a gallon of water.