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Monday, October 20, 2008

John Deeth Blog: Durbin doesn't mind being 'the other Illinois Senator'

Excerpted from this post at John Deeth Blog

Dick Durbin, the senior senator from Illinois, doesn't mind at all
that he's being overshadowed by his junior colleague, Democratic
presidential nominee Barack Obama. "It reminds me of a baseball player
who's been on the team for a while, and he's got a good batting
average, people like him, and along comes this MVP rookie, and the
next thing you know, you're in the World Series," Durbin, the
Assistant Majority Leader in the Senate, told Iowa Independent.
"That's the way I feel. Along came Barack, and I could see our party
changing, and I could see our country changing. I couldn't be
happier." Senator Dick Durbin, D-Ill., speaks on the University of
Iowa campus Friday. Durbin himself is on the ballot, running for a
third term. "I've got some TV ads on so people remember my name," he
said. But his seat is safe enough that he has campaigned in 20 states
for Obama and Senate candidates, including several Friday stops in
Iowa.

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