Big news out of Illinois. Reid Wilson has the scoop:
Former Commerce Secretary William Daley is leaning toward running for the Senate seat President Obama once held, sources close to Daley tell The Hill. They characterize the decision as all but finalized.

Daley would likely be an instant front-runner in the race to replace Sen. Roland Burris (D-Ill.). Though the White House may be loath to get involved in a primary, it would be hard to overlook the fact that Daley was a co-chairman of Obama

In 2007 and 2008, as an early supporter of the young Illinois senator, Daley provided Obama an instant entree into the world of prominent Democratic bigwigs.

A national political player for decades and a former member of Bill Clinton