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Bill Daley

Daley takes shots at Quinn on way out door

Daley takes shots at Quinn on way out door

Bill Daley might want no part of running for governor, but he’s standing by his parting shots at Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn, saying it’s his “honest” assessment that the governor won’t win re-election next year.

Speaking to reporters a day after detailing his departure from the March primary contest after less than four months on the trail, Daley emphasized that he didn’t drop out because of a fear of losing as much of a fear of governing a state with massive fiscal problems, including a $100 billion pension debt and high unemployment.

“I cannot commit to what the voters may need,” Daley said in summing up his decision. “I...