Hillary Clinton Jokes IL Gov. Quinn ‘Lucky’ Bill Daley Dropped Out

September 18, 2013 1:25 p.m.

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton joked that Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn (D) was “lucky” that former White House Chief of Staff Bill Daley (D) decided to drop his primary challenge against Quinn.

Clinton made the comments during a charity fundraising luncheon in Chicago on Wednesday. According to the Chicago Tribune, Clinton joked that Quinn “has just been entered into the Guinness World Records Book as luckiest politician.”

The jab came a few days after Daley, a former special counsel to President Bill Clinton years before he served President Barack Obama, announced that he would stop running against Quinn in the Democratic gubernatorial primary.

Since dropping out Daley has repeatedly denied that he was dropping out of the race because he didn’t think he could beat Quinn, despite polls showing him trailing the incumbent governor. Instead, Daley said he was not ready for the “enormity” of the task of running for governor.

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