Daley: Forget What My Brother Said, Quinn Has to Go.

by Jim Geraghty

Bill Daley is running for governor of Illinois, challenging incumbent Democrat Pat Quinn in the primary.

It wasn’t that long ago, April 2009, that another Daley — Bill’s brother Richard, then the mayor of Chicago — was telling us that Quinn was doing just fine:

Mayor Daley on Thursday all but endorsed Pat Quinn in 2010, arguing that the accidental governor has done “a very good job so far” and has the heart, soul and passion for the office he inherited when the now-indicted Rod Blagojevich was ousted.

The mayor’s brother, former U.S. Commerce Secretary Bill Daley, took a pass on the governor’s race, arguing Quinn was a good guy and that it was incumbent on Democrats to give their new governor a chance to tackle a financial crisis he did not create.

On Thursday, Mayor Daley went further than that.

He said Quinn has “done a very good job so far” and is definitely “electable,”

That primary is going to be the political equivalent of “Game of Thrones.”

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