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  Bill Daley decides against Senate bid, being ambassador to China
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Last EditedMonsieur  Apr 24, 2009 09:23am
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News DateFriday, April 24, 2009 03:00:00 PM UTC0:0
DescriptionFormer U.S. Commerce Secretary Bill Daley is opting off a political fast track.

To wit: Daley, the brother of Mayor Daley, told Sneed in February he planned to enter the U.S. Senate sweepstakes for the seat once held by President Obama, now held by the embattled Roland Burris.

It's over: "I was gung-ho, and hired pollsters and talked to fund-raisers and planned to make an announcement in mid-April," Daley told Sneed yesterday. "But I'm getting remarried in June and decided I want to take a new tack in my life. I just don't want to live a commuter life back and forth from Washington."

Sneed also tipped March 25 that Daley may be getting his chopsticks ready -- becoming the next U.S. ambassador to China, but has nixed that idea. "It's true, there were serious discussions about China, but I recently decided, 'No.'"
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