Who will replace Obama in the Senate?

I apologize for sounding over-confident (GOTV!), but “things are looking very good” for Barack Obama’s presidential campaign now. Even the grand spinmaster Karl Rove admitted this on Fox tv.

So, who will replace Obama as the junior senator from Illinois?

Bleeding Heartland’s own American007 took a stab at answering this question in May.

Daily Kos front-pager brownsox spun some scenarios here.

Swing State Project user Safi’s take is here.

The Illinois blogger ArchPundit’s take is here. His closing line is amusing:

As I said above, anyone who thinks they know what [Illinois Governor] Rod Blagojevich will do is lying or as delusional as he is so the above may be the most pointless thing ever written.  The only sure thing is that Mr. 10% makes John McCain look like a planning genius.

  • Should have an update in a day or two

    I’ve been working on an update to the contenders to take Obama’s job, but as with everything in Illinois politics, it’s complicated and messy.

    I’d read over Safi and brownsox’s thoughts, and ArchPundit’s sound dead on.

  • I'm more inclined to believe it will be Jesse Jackson, Jr

    And it would not be difficult to replace him with another Democrat in his district.  

    Duckworth is better suited for the Veterans Affairs position.

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