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Blagojevich mulling a search committee to advise him on Obama's Senate replacement.

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JACKSONVILLE, FL.---If Barack Obama wins the White House on Tuesday, Gov. Blagojevich is mulling appointing a search committee to advise him on who he should appoint as his replacement in the United States Senate, I learned Monday.

I'm told that Blagojevich may host a press conference later this week in Chicago in order to discuss the appointment, the criteria and give some insight into the process to replace Obama, elected to the Senate in 2004.

While Blagojevich will make the final decision who will serve the two years remaining on Obama's term--he would be up for re-election in 2010--the governor is mulling a consultative process.

Blagojevich will not limit the pool of potential Obama replacements to elected officials.

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Blair Hull! He's a fighter - and the guy that was leading in the 2004 primary polls against Obama until the last week or so.

there are those who say valerie jarrett would make sense. female, afam, obama confidant, daley apperatchick, somewhat smart, somewhat attractive, and not as opportunistic as some of the others currently shaking their rattles :-)!!

IT'S JESSIE JR'S IF HE WANTS IT!
IT ISN'T GOING TO BE VALARIE JARRETT, YOU ARE
GRASPING AT STRAWS, BIG TIME!
SHE WILL CONTINUE TO WORK FOR OBAMA IN SOME SORT
OF CAPACITY!
OBAMA WILL HAVE SOME INPUT ABOUT HIS REPLACEMENT!

well gosh phil, thanks for the feedback. i'm still a fan of the jacksons, especially michael and samuel, yes? sorry 'bout that 'straw thing'.

HEY JEFF JUST SAY NO TO DRUGS, AND GET ON THAT
12 STEP PROGRAM, AND YOU HAVE IT MADE!
DO IT THE OBAMA WAY AND YOU WILL BE A WINNER!

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