The potential field of candidates for President Obama’s Senate seat — for which Roland Burris may or may not be running — keeps on growing.
The Hill reports that Bill Daley, former Commerce Secretary under Bill Clinton, is on the verge of entering the race for President Obama’s former Senate seat. Daley is the brother of Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley, and son of the late Chicago Mayor Richard J. Daley.
Daley was also a co-chairman of Obama’s presidential campaign, and has reportedly spoken to top political talent including Larry Grisolano — who works for David Axelrod and David Plouffe’s campaign firm, AKPD Message and Media.
Meanwhile, state Treasurer Alexi Giannoulias has already filed paperwork for an exploratory committee, and Rep. Jan Schakowsky has also been mulling a bid in the Democratic primary.