WASHINGTON--Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) who has been quarterbacking the Illinois Senate bid of Democratic nominee Alexi Giannoulias, asked White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel for help and did not get any promise of assistance.
That's according to a Politico story by Glenn Thrush and Manu Raju. Excerpt:
"At the moment, the White House seems open to the idea of losing Obama's old seat rather than putting the president's prestige on the line for Giannoulias, the brash and boyish Illinois state treasurer -- and onetime Obama basketball buddy -- whose campaign has been rocked by the financial meltdown of his family's bank."
Read the rest here.