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As President Obama prepares for the election year ahead, the White House is getting a changing of the guard. William Daley is stepping out as the president’s chief of staff and being replaced by Budget Director Jack Lew.
Daley turned in his letter of resignation in a private meeting last week, stating that he was ready to return to Chicago. The president made the announcement at a press briefing at the White House.
"There's no question I will deeply miss having Bill at my side here at the White House," Obama said. "But Chicago is only a phone call away."
President Obama also admitted that he asked for suggestions on a good replacement for Daley.
"He told me there was one clear choice," Obama said, "and I believe he's right."
The change of command is set to take place at the end of this month, as Daley will prepare the team for the president’s State of the Union Address.
Insiders say that the president was surprised by Daley’s resignation. He asked Daley to take 24 hours to think it over. He did just that and then reiterated his final decision.
“I have been honored to be a small part of your administration,” Daley said in a letter to President Obama. “It is time for me to go back to the city I love.”
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