Not One, But Two Daleys To PleaseRichard A. Melcher
WHAT MIGHT A SMOOTHLY RUN Democratic convention--and a second term for Clinton--bring to the Daleys? The mayor and his power-lawyer brother are running the Chicago conclave and working to win Illinois' 22 electoral votes for Bill Clinton.
Chicago Mayor Richard Daley, who has had off-again, on-again relations with the White House, wants federal help: $204 million to shore up the Lake Michigan waterfront. As the new head of the U.S. Conference of Mayors, he's also pushing urban-oriented legislative goals on Clinton, such as tax credits for businesses to clean up and invest in contaminated sites.
His brother, William, co-chair of the convention's organizing committee, was a key Clinton lobbyist on NAFTA. Although the Clintonites snubbed William Daley four years ago for Transportation Secretary, they now express interest in him for a Cabinet post. "I'm quite content" in Chicago, he says. But he coyly adds: "I'm not ruling anything in or out."
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