Jesse Jackson Jr. Would be ‘Humbled and Honored’ to take Obama’s Place in Senate

October 28, 2008 at 5:05 am Leave a comment

jesse0jackson-jr.jpgRep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-Ill.) has his eye on the potentially soon-to-be vacant seat held by Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.). Democratic Gov. Rod Blagojevich would appoint a successor if Obama is elected president.

“If Senator Obama wins — and I’m optimistic that he will — I indeed would be honored and humbled to succeed him in the U.S. Senate. But, in the end, the decision rests with Gov. Blagojevich, and I’m confident that he’ll make an appointment in the best interest of the state as well as the nation,” Jackson said in a statement.
Jackson is a close ally of Obama’s and co-chairman of his presidential campaign. And he came to his defense when his father, the Rev. Jesse Jackson, famously suggested doing symbolic bodily harm to him.
Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.) has also expressed interest in the Senate seat should it become available. Annd Tammy Duckworth, director of the Illinois Department of Veterans Affairs and a veteran, is also rumored to be a contender.
Source: Politico
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