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Pat Quinn calls for interim Senate appointment, as Dems back down from special election call

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On NBC's "Meet the Press"

MR. GREGORY: So are you for a special election?

LT. GOV. QUINN: Well, since I was on the "Today" show, I saw a bill on Friday night that would provide for a temporary appointment to the U.S. Senate until we could have a special election. I am concerned that we always have two Senators from Illinois representing us in Washington, and I think it's very important that whoever is governor get an opportunity to appoint at least a temporary person until an election could take place.

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now the republic has two more from illinois to laugh about..lol. madigan and quinn. when question by gregory about their vested interest in blago's downfall, both fumbled and oinked. are they really that interested in national media coverage? gosh, they get a pass in chi but these folk really ain't prime time ready.

HELLO JEFF, I SEE YOU ARE OUT OF THE HOSPITAL!
EVERYONE KNOWS ILLINOIS POLITICS IS ILLINOIS
POLITICS, BUT TO CRITICIZE THE ENTIRE STATE
BECAUSE OF THE GOV IS WRONG!
THIS IS ABOUT THE GOV, AND HIM ALONE!

Good old Quinn. Lots of great talk that I always liked until the big moment comes. Then he locksteps with the old guard. The dems are terrified of a special election because they will lose. And Obama needs every goose stepping heel he can get in the Senate. Anyone will do as long as it is a dem. Emil? Patti? Not Jesse Jr., cause I think his little career is over. Jesse Sr. could not buy the kid THIS Christmas present.

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