Bill Daley, former White House chief of staff to President Obama, is considering a 2014 gubernatorial run in the state of Illinois, the AP reports:
Daley, who has mulled campaigns for the state's highest office before, spoke about leadership during a campaign-style speech Thursday before Chicago's business and political elite. After the speech, when an audience member asked if he was running for governor, Daley said he was "thinking about it seriously."
Although he didn't criticize Quinn by name, Daley said Illinois needs better leadership, particularly with its shaky finances — billions in unpaid bills and the worst-in-the-nation pension problem. Quinn has said he'll seek a second term in 2014.