Obama made a public statement on Tuesday, soon after Blagojevich's arrest in which he asserted he had never discussed the name of his successor to the Senate with the governor.
OBAMA AND BLAGOJEVICH ON AUGUST 17TH 2005 IN SPRINGFIELD, ILLINOIS
Axelrod, as we already said, contradicted himself, saying he was wrong when he said, a few days ago, that the two men had met to speak about who would replace Obama.
Today, a new element appeared, on an Internet newsite,located in Quincy, Illinois, called KHQA :
QUINCY, IL — Now that Barack Obama will be moving to the White House, his seat in the U.S. Senate representing Illinois will have to be filled.
Obama met with Governor Rod Blagojevich earlier this week to discuss it.
Another KHQA article on the meeting, from November 5th: Who will fill Obama’s senate seat?
CHICAGO, ILL. — Now that Barack Obama will be moving to the White House, his seat in the U.S. Senate representing Illinois will have to be filled.
That’s one of Obama’s first priorities today.
He’s meeting with Governor Rod Blagojevich this afternoon in Chicago to discuss it
Curiously, we have just learnt that these two articles have now disappeared from this website...