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December 15, 2008

Weekend roundup: Illinois GOP goes on offense

Paging Mark Kirk: The Illinois Republican party launched a television blitz in support of a special election to fill Obama’s seat.

Attorney General Lisa Madigan and lieutenant governor Pat Quinn seem to agree.

Blagojevich will not be stepping down tomorrow as the legislature begins impeachment proceedings.

About 1,500 disputed ballots will be counted this week in the too-close-to-call Minnesota Senate race and the Associated Press believes Franken could take the lead once they’re tallied.

Here's the story behind the "fifth pile" of rejected absentee ballots.

Sen. Daniel Inouye (D-Hawaii), 84, will be seeking a ninth term in 2010.

Rep.-elect Mary Jo Kilroy (D-Ohio) got an Obama bounce.

Houston mayor Bill White is looking to succeed Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison in the Senate.

Rep. Tim Walz (D-Minn.) won’t be running for governor.

And Warner, Kaine and Webb are staying out of the Virginia gubernatorial primary featuring Terry McAuliffe.