A Daley may be next White House chief of staff

January 5, 2011

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Former Commerce Secretary William Daley may become President Obama's new White House Chief of Staff.

The youngest of Mayor Richard J. Daley’s children is by no means the runt of the pack. As special counsel to former President Bill Clinton, Bill Daley famously led the charge to pass the North American Free Trade Agreement. He was later appointed Commerce Secretary under Clinton.

Since then, he chaired Vice President Gore’s presidential run and served on President Obama’s transition team. Now his efforts may land him back on the Beltway.

Daley may be tapped to fill the post left vacant by Chicago mayoral candidate Rahm Emanuel - White House chief of staff. That position is now being filled by Pete Rouse on an interim basis.

To find out why Bill Daley might be the man for the job, "Eight Forty-Eight" spoke to Chicago Sun-Times political reporter Abdon Pallasch.

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