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Hillary Clinton: Pat Quinn is ‘luckiest politician’

Hillary Clint |  Eric Risberg~AP

Hillary Clinton | Eric Risberg~AP

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Updated: October 20, 2013 7:51AM

Hillary Clinton knows Illinois, politics, luck — and Bill Daley.

And the former secretary of State joked Wednesday that all of that worked out quite well for Gov. Pat Quinn.

“He’s just been entered into the Guinness World Records Book as luckiest politician,” she quipped at a charity luncheon in Chicago, according to NBC5 Chicago.

Her remark came just one day after Daley dropped out of the governor’s race, leaving Quinn with no major Democratic Primary opposition. Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan earlier took a pass on the race.

Clinton was first lady when Daley was Commerce secretary in the Clinton administration, and she was secretary of State when Daley served as chief of staff to President Barack Obama.

A Chicago native who grew up in Park Ridge, Clinton was here to speak at Chicago House’s annual luncheon

She sidestepped questions about whether she would make another presidential run.

“It’s time to support the president,” she said.

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