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MADem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-22-08 01:04 PM
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22. He just might! The House is several hudred rabidly ardent legislators, and
the 'cooling saucer' of the Senate is a hundred guys (generically speaking) who are very collegial. Fewer elections to deal with, and the chance to move in more rarified air. And also, since about a quarter of the Senate that is up for reelection or will have a vacant seat is GOP, he probably won't be the MOST junior kid on the team, coming from the House. He'd be senior to, say, Senator Franken!

He could probably find himself a seat on a nice, high profile committee or two without any trouble. As I said elsewhere, the Party OWES him for the great gains of the last election cycle. Now's the time for him to jump, if he gets the shot.
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  -If either Senator Clinton or Senator Obama get elected president... rateyes  Jan-22-08 12:46 PM   #0 
  - No. Both states have Dem governors.  robbedvoter   Jan-22-08 12:47 PM   #1 
  - Not only that, but both of those Democratic governors are not up for re-election this cycle...  SteppingRazor   Jan-22-08 12:50 PM   #6 
  - Not in Clinton's case. I'd say probably not in Obama's either.  readmoreoften   Jan-22-08 12:48 PM   #2 
  - No chance at all of that happening.  SteppingRazor   Jan-22-08 12:48 PM   #3 
  - What about when elections roll around? nt  rateyes   Jan-22-08 12:49 PM   #5 
     - Even if there was a chance of either being replaced by a Republican, it wouldn't matter...  SteppingRazor   Jan-22-08 12:51 PM   #8 
     - I think Blago will.  Nailzberg   Jan-22-08 12:56 PM   #16 
        - But to another Democrat, not to a Republican.  Occam Bandage   Jan-22-08 01:01 PM   #20 
     - The senator(s) that are appointed would face election in 2010.  ronnykmarshall   Jan-22-08 12:54 PM   #11 
  - The IL Republican party is moribund.  Occam Bandage   Jan-22-08 12:49 PM   #4 
  - Blagojevich could appoint Lisa Madigan to that seat.  terrya   Jan-22-08 12:54 PM   #12 
     - Like you say, I think she has her eyes on Blago's seat.  Occam Bandage   Jan-22-08 01:02 PM   #21 
  - Robert F. Kennedy Junior, son of another 'carpetbagging' New York Senator, is said to  MADem   Jan-22-08 12:50 PM   #7 
  - Well, in the national party,  Occam Bandage   Jan-22-08 12:52 PM   #10 
  - The machine might want Tammy to go to the House first.  MADem   Jan-22-08 12:56 PM   #15 
  - I would think so too, but much as with Obama,  Occam Bandage   Jan-22-08 01:00 PM   #18 
  - How does IL handle legislators and their districts?  MADem   Jan-22-08 01:28 PM   #26 
  - Again, I don't see why Rahm would give up being chair of the Democratic Caucus and the DCCC...  SteppingRazor   Jan-22-08 01:01 PM   #19 
  - I seriously doubt Rahm would give up a powerful position in the House to become a junior senator.  SteppingRazor   Jan-22-08 12:59 PM   #17 
     - Duckworth lost her bid, but narrowly, and in Henry Hyde's district. Keep in mind  Occam Bandage   Jan-22-08 01:06 PM   #23 
  - which is pretty much why RFK Jr. is supporting Hillary Clinton . . . n/t  OneBlueSky   Jan-22-08 12:55 PM   #13 
  - The biggest name among the Ill. reps is, of course, Rahm Emanuel...  SteppingRazor   Jan-22-08 12:55 PM   #14 
  - He just might! The House is several hudred rabidly ardent legislators, and  MADem   Jan-22-08 01:04 PM   #22 
     - Yeah, those are all good points.  SteppingRazor   Jan-22-08 01:14 PM   #25 
  - Now that's the best thought of the day.  Auntie Bush   Jan-22-08 01:08 PM   #24 
     - If HRC gets the nod, she'll be hauling his ass all over the state  MADem   Jan-22-08 01:40 PM   #28 
  - Vacancies in the Senate are filled by the executive of that state.  Nailzberg   Jan-22-08 12:52 PM   #9 
  - In Illinois, a lot of people used just this scenario to convince themselves to...  Gidney N Cloyd   Jan-22-08 01:28 PM   #27 
 

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