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  • Dodd, Dorgan: Two Democrats leaving

     
    by Mark Silva The word today is that two senior Democratic members of the Senate are on their way out at year's end: Sen. Byron Dorgan of North Dakota announced his retirement on Tuesday, and Sen. Chris Dodd of Connecticut......
  • Illinois: National proving grounds open

     
    by Mark Silva and updated This was Barack Obama's seat. The nation's longest-running 2010 Senate race -- with a field set Tuesday in Illinois' early party primaries, Democrat Alexi Giannoulias vs. Republican Mark Kirk -- will quickly become a national.......
  • One in, one out: Jerry Brown to announce for Calif. governor, as Harold Ford opts out of N.Y. Senate tilt

     
    Your up-to-date Ticket scorecard on who's in and who's out in the nation's shifting races....
  • Can Giannoulias take a hint? Evidently not

     
    In Bank failure a nail in Giannoulias’ campaign, Rick Pearson and John Chase report about the White House's evident lack of enthusiasm for the U.S. Senate candidacy of Democratic nominee Alexi Giannoulias, the state Treasurer. The warning signs came...
  • `Corruption in Illinois,' the image

     
    The new ad from Republican U.S. Senate candidate Mark Kirk uses this image to illustrate the words "corruption in Illinois" -- I've never been a big Roland Burris fan, but I'm unaware of any credible allegations of corruption against him,......
  • Thoughts prior to the curtain going up on the Blago trial

     
    In Blagojevich corruption trial set to begin Thursday readers are reminded of several things. First, no matter how many times the former governor bleats that he was "stolen" from the people who elected him in 2006, he is allegedly heard......
  • Blackhawks victory celebrated in DC

     
    by Mike Memoli The first hometown team to visit the Obama White House as champions will be the Blackhawks, after Wednesday's stirring overtime victory in Game 6 of the NHL's Stanley Cup Finals. The president today phoned head coach Joe......
  • Blagojevich trial tape transcripts, text version

     
    Text versions of the tape transcripts played Monday: Formatting glitches are the result of copying .pdf files as text: DATE: 11/21/2008 TIME: 10:35 A.M. ACTIVITY: Rod Blagojevich home line incoming call. SESSION: 912 SPEAKERS: BLAGOJEVICH: Rod Blagojevich...
  • A special election to pick a lame duck? What?

     
    UPDATE -- I spoke with Martin Oberman, one of the plaintiff's attorneys in Judge & Kindler v. Quinn and Burris --see the recent appellate opinion here (.pdf) -- and I've added some of his thoughts below as well as a......
  • A special election to pick a lame duck? The idea just might fly

     
    UPDATED Recently, my occasional sparring partner Dennis Byrne wrote There's good news for Illinois: we might be able to retire Sen. Roland Burris, D-Ill., two months earlier than expected....we can thank a federal appellate court that last week ruled...
  • Symbolism? Yes, please. But only if it's cheap.

     
    Many of the source documents for this column are linked here, where you'll also find the comment thread on this topic If a recent federal appellate court ruling stands, Illinois voters will elect a lame-duck U.S. Senator on Nov. 2......
  • Senator Oprah? O, imagine the possibilities!

     
    Gov. Rod Blagojevich pondered naming the talk-show hostess to Obama's vacant U.S. Senate seat. What fun that would have been!...