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Old 12-31-2008, 03:33 PM
Cliffy Cliffy is offline
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I think the new appointee is almost certain to be seated. The Senate has the power to determine the qualifications of its members, but the guy seems clearly qualified (over the age limit, appointed by the legal process under Illinois law, as Blago is still the governor). Reid has said he won't be part of the Democratic caucus, but I don't believe the Senate has the power just to say they don't like someone legally designated as a senator, so he has to go home.

--Cliffy