Thursday, September 19, 2013


Now, at 65, officially a senior citizen, Daley wanted an elective office as a capstone to his career. So he announced that he was going to challenge Pat Quinn and perhaps Lisa Madigan for the democratic nomination. But after reconfiguring the race by entering it, he decided that the work required to get the job, stay in it, win reelection, was just too grueling.
He explained that when he looked ahead at the next five to nine years, the work required to put Illinois on a sound financial footing—with its soaring unemployment, sinking credit rating, $100 million pension mess, towering pile of unpaid bills totaling $7.5 billion—just didn’t seem like something he cared to do.
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