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Rush Leery Of Special Election

Seeming to break with Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin, Illinois Rep. Bobby Rush - who has strongly advocated for an African American to take over Barack Obama's Senate seat - issued a statement Tuesday saying that he, "does not necessarily believe that holding a special election is the right way to go."

Rush explained that "because Illinois deserves to have its two Senate votes in place by January 20th and a special election would, at the earliest, occur in the spring of 2009.'

“I want my constituents to know that I am in urgent counsel with attorneys in our state to suggest a remedy to this crisis in leadership that addresses the concerns I and others have raised about the importance of keeping African American representation in the United States Senate and, certainly, our important second vote from our state.”

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