Sunday, November 15, 2009
How sweet would it be to return Barack Obama's old seat back to the Republican column? Very. Those of us who well remember what Barack Obama did to claw his way into the US Senate just to use it as a springboard to run for President would love nothing better. And with a link to today's Sun-Times article by Lynn Sweet from the Drudge Report, local Congressman Mark Kirk's (IL-10th) Senate run may soon be on the national radar.
The seat, once filled by Everett Dirksen, will be vacated by Roland Burris. Burris, who was appointed by Gov. Rod Blagojevich when Barak Obama resigned, and is being investigated about how he obtained his appointment, is presently America's only African-American Senator. He is retiring.
While the Democrats have been working to foment dissention aboout Kirk's candidacy among various factions in the Illinois Republican party, they have been largely unsuccessful.