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Dec
08

Dick Durbin calls for special election to fill Obama’s Senate seat since Gov. Blagojevich is tainted.

Machine politics at its best. Blagojevich, Obama and Daley.

Machine politics at its best. Blagojevich, Obama and Daley.

Senator Dick Durbin today called for the Illinois state legislature to change the law and allow for a special election to replace Barack Obama in the Senate.  Why?  Aside from the fact that the Governor has been arrested for attempting to sell the seat (and as yet unconfirmed rumors that Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. offered $500k for it), Republicans have held the governor’s office before, recently, in fact.  Also, changing the law to require an election shifts the initiative from the state house, which has a better than even shot of being GOP-controlled, to Chicago machine politics.  And just look how well that’s turned out in the past…

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