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Jesse Jr. Makes Another Subtle Play for Obama's Senate Seat

By Marcus Gilmer in News on Nov 12, 2008 4:05PM

2008_11_11_jessejrA.jpgA few weeks ago, we pointed out how Jesse Jackson, Jr. dismissed the notion of replacing Barack Obama in the U.S. Senate while at the same time posting stories to the contrary on his website. A politician contradicting himself? No! Well, in the newest example of Jackson's "No-I'm-Not-Yes-I-Am" campaign, it seems Jackson's U.S. Rep Office has sent out an email touting Jackson as the candidate to replace Obama in the Senate. Steve Rhodes breaks it all down over at Division Street, including the results of a Jackson-ordered Zogby poll of possible replacements. Of course, as Rhodes points out, all of the polling data Jackson includes is pointless as it's up to Governor Blagojevich to name a replacement and 2010 would be the next election for the seat anyway.