WASHINGTON--As Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-Ill.) noted Sunday, he believes it is pre-mature to speculate who Gov. Blagojevich will tap to replace Barack Obama if he is elected president. Nonetheless, the Chicago Defender
called for Jackson to succeed Obama, and the lawmaker blasted out the news in an e-mail.
Others in the top tier for Blagojevich to consider:
Illinois Veterans Affairs chief Tammy Duckworth
Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.)