Who'll Take Obama's Senate Spot?

Blago will make the choice

Now that Sen. Barack Obama has won the presidential election, Gov. Rod Blagojevich is left to determine who will step in for the final two years of Obama's term in the U.S. Senate.

Arianna Huffington reported that speculation about a possible replacement includes such names as Representatives Jan Schakowsky, Luis Gutierrez and Jesse Jackson Jr. -- who was pre-emptively endorsed for the post by the Chicago Defender -- Tammy Duckworth and Emil Jones.

The Sun-Times' Lynn Sweet has said that Blagojevich has already indicated that it's not a decision he'll take lightly, nor will he try to make the choice on his own.

On NBC5 News Tuesday night, Blagojevich said he'll talk to a lot of people before he makes a decision, but he isn't thinking of talking to himself.

The governer did say he is interested in seeking a higher office -- perhaps as a Chicago alderman.

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