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Daley Drops Out Of Race For Illinois Governor
NPR ^ | September 17, 2013

Posted on 09/17/2013 1:03:29 AM PDT by nickcarraway

Former White House chief of staff William Daley abruptly dropped out of the race for Illinois governor Monday, signaling he wasn't sure he wanted to devote time to a long, hard campaign followed by at least four years in office.

The decision leaves Gov. Pat Quinn without a prominent challenger in the Democratic primary next March, unless another candidate makes a late entry into the race.

Daley spokesman Peter Giangreco confirmed that the son of late Mayor Richard J. Daley and brother of former Mayor Richard M. Daley was ending what many had believed would be a serious challenge to the incumbent.

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TOPICS: Extended News; Politics/Elections; US: Illinois
KEYWORDS: daley; drops; governor; il2014; illinois; illnois; patqui; patquinn; quinn; race; williamdaley

1 posted on 09/17/2013 1:03:29 AM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

Probably saw a scandal getting ready to break... sexting with Weiner.


2 posted on 09/17/2013 2:19:19 AM PDT by maddog55 (America Rising.... Civil War II)
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They found the female interns’ rubber helmets and lobster bibs? Hoo-wee!


3 posted on 09/17/2013 2:30:33 AM PDT by carriage_hill (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading.)
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To: nickcarraway; Impy; AuH2ORepublican; Dr. Sivana; PhilCollins; BlackElk; chicagolady; ...

Think the Combine told him to get out ?


4 posted on 09/17/2013 2:37:49 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: nickcarraway
What's amazing here, is that the gubnor isn't in prison yet. Hasn't the last three or four or eight gubnors of that state gone to the hoosegow?
5 posted on 09/17/2013 3:22:17 AM PDT by Bushbacker1 (Molon Labe! (Oathkeeper))
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To: nickcarraway
To date, the following IL governors have gone away to Club Fed: 1) Gov. Otto Kerner (D-deceased), 2) Gov. Dan Walker (D-deceased), 3) Gov. George Ryan (R), and 4) Gov. Rod Blagojevich (D). We have been hoping that Gov. Pat Quinn would make it five felons behind bars, but not with Holder's DoJ in charge of covering up for Donkey corruption. [It should be noted that the deceased governors Kerner and Walker still vote Donkey in Chicago every election.]

With a DoJ purged of Holder's and Obama’s appointees, there's a fertile field of corrupt politicians in IL to keep U.S. Attorneys employed and the federal prisons stocked for decades.

6 posted on 09/17/2013 3:36:30 AM PDT by MasterGunner01
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To: MasterGunner01

Dan Walker is still alive at 91.


7 posted on 09/17/2013 3:47:32 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: fieldmarshaldj
Dan Walker is alive? I thought he'd assumed room temperature.

Oh, well, he will be going that way soon and he'll still be voting in the Chicago elections. Chicago and Cook County have the most dedicated Donkey voters living in cemeteries. The dead can always be counted on to vote the “correct” way.

8 posted on 09/17/2013 3:59:47 AM PDT by MasterGunner01
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To: MasterGunner01

Nope, Walker is now the 2nd longest lived Governor in IL history (the 1st was Joseph Fifer, who died just short of 98). Walker is now living in Baja California, Mexico.


9 posted on 09/17/2013 4:15:38 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: fieldmarshaldj
Even if ex-Gov. Walker dies and is buried in Baja California, Mexico, he will still be voting for Donkey candidates in Chicago and Cook County for at least 150 years.
10 posted on 09/17/2013 4:35:23 AM PDT by MasterGunner01
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To: MasterGunner01

I wasn’t contesting that point.


11 posted on 09/17/2013 4:38:30 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: fieldmarshaldj; BillyBoy; PhilCollins; yongin; 1010RD
Think the Combine told him to get out ?

If Princess Lisa jumps in, yes.

If not, then I don't think so. They know Quinn is a weaker GE candidate due to his large unpopularity.

12 posted on 09/17/2013 4:53:10 AM PDT by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN)
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To: nickcarraway
IMHO, this means that Illinois is just about to collapse/implode financially, and Daley doesn't want to run for the job of the next/last captain of the Titanic. To make the reforms necessary, he, as the next governor, would have to fight tooth and nail EVERY major Democrat constituency group.

So, just say 'Goodbye, Illinois..." instead..

13 posted on 09/17/2013 5:11:10 AM PDT by ken5050 (According to Dick Lugar, I'm a "random outlier." Woo Hoo!!!!)
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Daly could not steal the 2000 election. How will he win without cheating.


14 posted on 09/17/2013 5:21:46 AM PDT by DIRTYSECRET (urope. Why do they put up with this.)
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To: fieldmarshaldj; nickcarraway; Impy; BillyBoy; Dr. Sivana; PhilCollins; BlackElk; chicagolady

I thought that Quinn pointedly was *not* a Combiner, and that Daley was the Combine’s candidate? If Madigan gets in, then perhaps it was a Combiner move, but I think that Madigan is staying at AG. The likeliest explanation for Daley dropping out is that Quinn has the goods on him.


15 posted on 09/17/2013 5:40:27 AM PDT by AuH2ORepublican (If a politician won't protect innocent babies, what makes you think that he'll defend your rights?)
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To: AuH2ORepublican

The combine is non-partisan, full of Dems and Rinos, so maybe Bruce Rauner is the combine candidate, he is already friendly with obozo’s cohorts. Then they can still steal all the money and blame the Republicans.


16 posted on 09/17/2013 6:05:05 AM PDT by MrFred
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To: AuH2ORepublican; fieldmarshaldj; BillyBoy

I see being a combiner as something of a continuum. With any given politician the question is how much of one are they (or how much do they go along). Quinn was an outsider for most of his career. But since he’s become Governor, I think he’s on board.

But yes I think they wanted Daley, and Hynes was their boy last time.

Democrats are fearful of Quinn’s chances in November.

If Lisa jumps in that means orders came in from her daddy. If not, then Daley probably quit because he’s sitting on scandal. With his experience in politics his given explanation is not very plausible.


17 posted on 09/17/2013 6:19:08 AM PDT by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN)
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To: nickcarraway

The current regime has something on him...


18 posted on 09/17/2013 6:50:18 AM PDT by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed & water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: Impy

The Combine could’ve decided it’s time to replace their Democrat puppet with a Republican one.


19 posted on 09/17/2013 4:52:09 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: AuH2ORepublican

Quinn wasn’t a Combiner, but became one as Governor. It was their “help” that provided the votes to retain him in 2010 (whether those votes were legal is debatable) over non-Combiner Brady.


20 posted on 09/17/2013 4:55:00 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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>> The Combine could’ve decided it’s time to replace their Democrat puppet with a Republican one. <<

There's a good possibility of that, and it gives me serious concern. Quinn was a non-combiner and political gadfly most of his career, who "lucked" into becoming Lt. Governor because of his name ID and all his primary opponents being grade-D candidates. But once he took over for Blago, he quickly sold his soul to the combine in order to stay in office.

Last time around, they had the embarrassment of a non-combiner conservative winning the GOP nod because there were three combine candidates running in the GOP primary and the political establishment wasn't sure which horse to back. Quinn is a weak, unlikeable incumbent and Brady would have certainly beaten him if it weren't for last minute shenanigans they pulled off in Crook County, with the union thugs working their butts off on election day to manufacture enough votes for Quinn to offset the other 98% of the state going Republican.

They may have decided it's not worth the headache of trying to "fix" both parties primaries this time around (their ideal choice had been a Daley vs. Rauner general election), so they decided to put all their eggs in one basket and singled to Daley that they were no longer going to fund his candidacy. Now they can concentrate all their efforts on fixing the GOP primary for Rahm's puppet Bruce Rauner. It also helps their side that Dillard is a "conservative" combiner, so Dillard, Brady, and Rutherford will be fighting over all the pro-life and pro-gun GOP primary voters, while Rauner has the so-called "moderates" and Dem cross over voters exclusively on his side. He could very well win the GOP nomination with something like 28% of the vote.

Madigan could probably get Quinn another term if he wanted, but the thinking seems to be that the Dem brand is such damaged goods under Quinn that he won't be able to get any of the items on their evil agenda passed -- the failure of the RATs to pass gay marriage with their veto proof majorities being a prime example. If Madigan had another George Ryan style "Republican" to "work with", all his communist agenda could get a boost from having "bipartisan" support from the Governor. Rauner is both a liberal Democrat and a combiner running as a Republican, so there is no doubt he'd play ball with whatever they wanted.

And if you think this state couldn't get any worse, just wait...

(Interesting side note: with the new election law to prevent voters from selecting who we want for Lt. Governor now in place, all the GOP candidates have selected a running mate thus far, except Rauner.)

21 posted on 09/17/2013 7:00:28 PM PDT by BillyBoy (Liz Cheney's family supports gay marriage. Do you?)
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To: fieldmarshaldj; Impy; AuH2ORepublican; PhilCollins
BTW, does anyone else think Rauner looks like actor James Cromwell?


22 posted on 09/17/2013 7:10:28 PM PDT by BillyBoy (Liz Cheney's family supports gay marriage. Do you?)
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To: BillyBoy

Shades of Ken Howard.


23 posted on 09/17/2013 7:49:24 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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Cromwell, not really.

Ken Howard, yeah.


24 posted on 09/18/2013 6:35:24 AM PDT by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN)
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To: BillyBoy; fieldmarshaldj

He basically is Ken Howard but with Cromwell’s long face shape.


25 posted on 09/18/2013 6:37:11 AM PDT by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN)
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