Sen. Durbin says new senator must serve whole state

Senator Dick Durbin says the person who replaces Barack Obama in the U.S. Senate must try to represent all of Illinois. The Springfield Democrat says Obama did a great job of trying to help the entire state, not just his home of Chicago.

Senator Dick Durbin says the person who replaces Barack Obama in the U.S. Senate must try to represent all of Illinois.

The Springfield Democrat says Obama did a great job of trying to help the entire state, not just his home of Chicago.

Durbin says Obama should be replaced by someone “who understands there are 102 counties in this state.”

After a Veteran’s Day event in Springfield, Durbin said he has someone in mind to take over when Obama goes to the White House. But Durbin would not divulge any names, saying he wanted to discuss it with the governor.

It’s up to Governor Rod Blagojevich to decide who will serve the last two years of Obama’s term.  AP

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