CHICAGO — Former U.S. Commerce Secretary Bill Daley will announce Monday that he's going to run for a job once held by his brother and father — mayor of Chicago.
Daley would mark the first big-name candidate to officially jump in the race since Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced earlier this month that he would not seek a third term. Daley, whose nascent campaign confirmed Friday he would run, succeeded Emanuel as then-President Barack Obama's White House chief of staff after Emanuel left the job to run for mayor in 2010.
Daley's bloodline in Chicago politics runs deep. His father, Richard J. Daley, was mayor for 21 years until his death in 1976, and brother, Richard M. Daley, was the city's longest serving mayor until he decided not to seek another term before the 2011 election that Emanuel won.