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Bill Daley Chokes Up While Bowing Out




    Bill Daley got emotional while explaining to reporters why he chose to drop out of the race for Illinois governor. (Published Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013)

    Bill Daley got a little teary eyed Tuesday as he explained his decision to drop out of the Illinois governor's race.

    Those tears surely weren't for Gov. Pat Quinn, though. A true Daley, the former White House chief of staff choked up while mentioning his family.

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    "As part of a family that has public service in its blood, a family in which I am extremely proud, I've always been motivated as each of them to serve," Daley said, struggling a little toward the end of his address to reporters.

    When asked later why he got so emotional, he gave a one-word answer: "Irish."

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