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William Daley, who was briefly President Obama's White House chief of staff, has long relished being the guy behind the guy who got elected. So his exit from the Illinois governor's race makes a certain kind of sense. Paul Beaty/AP hide caption

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White House Chief of Staff William Daley Charles Dharapak/AP hide caption

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