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Another Daley to extend family’s mayoral dynasty?



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The family of Mayor Richard J. Daley on the way to the polls in 1955 – Bill is the youngest, 6 in this photo – Chicago Tribune archives

CHICAGO – Although over 35 names are being bantered around as a potential Democrat successor to exiting Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, the name "Daley" will be all over headline next Monday, SunTimes columnist Michael Sneed reports Friday.  

Sneed is told former U.S. Commerce Secretary Bill Daley, who was once President Barack Obama’s chief of staff, is planning a bid for mayor.

Word is Daley will make an announcement Monday, a source told Sneed.

It was unclear whether Daley plans to announce that he is forming an exploratory committee or a formal run for a seat once held by his brother, former Mayor Richard M. Daley, and his father, Richard J. Daley.

Bill Daley served the Clinton Administration as Secretary of Commerce, and directed NAFTA treaty negotiations. Daley also served the Obama Administration as Obama's chief of staff for a portion of his presidency. Daley launched a bid for governor in 2013, only to back out. He served on Republican Governor Bruce Rauner's transition team. He's also been serving on the board of JP Morgan and Argentiere Capital LP. 


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