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November 07, 2008

Obama on his Senate successor

President-elect Barack Obama just commented on the process for selecting his successor in the Senate, emphasizing it was Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich’s decision, and “not my decision.”

More Obama, at his first press conference since the election:

"The criteria I would have for my successor would be the same criteria that I’d have if I were a voter -- somebody who is capable, passionate about helping working families in Ilinois, someone who can meet their dreams. And I think there will be a lot of good choices out there."