Obama Eyes William Daley as Rahm Replacement
The JPMorgan Chase exec has pro-business reputation
By Kevin Spak, Newser User
Posted Jan 4, 2011 7:43 AM CST
William Daley, then Campaign Manager for Al Gore, briefs reporters at the Capitol in Tallahassee, in this Nov. 9, 2000 file photo, as former Secretary of State Warren Christopher (right) looks on.   (AP Photo/Amy E. Conn, File)

(Newser) – President Obama is considering bringing on Clinton-era Commerce Secretary William Daley as his new chief of staff, or slotting him into some other high-level White House job, sources tell the Wall Street Journal. The appointment would send a powerful message to the business world, where Daley, a champion of free trade, is seen as an ally. Daley was a close adviser to Obama during his presidential campaign, and has long been considered a potential hire for him.

Daley is currently a senior exec at JPMorgan and the brother of retiring Chicago mayor Richard Daley.

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Ucantusethatname
Jan 4, 2011 2:26 PM CST
Just what the country needs: Another daily dose of another Daley. DC will become Cook County East.
matthew
Jan 4, 2011 9:39 AM CST
Musical chairs scumbag satanist style!
fancygapva
Jan 4, 2011 9:28 AM CST
I wish he'd get over picking insiders--from Chicago, the Bush administration and the Clinton administration. Some fresh faces are in order.