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Thursday, January 15, 2009

Sen. Burris (D-IL)

Roland Burris was sworn in today. The Cook Political Report immediately moved this race to a toss-up for 2010, but I don't think that's fair. It assumes Burris will be the nominee of the Democratic Party, which is far less than a 50-50 proposition IMO. More likely is that a big name with no ties to Blagojevich will come in and take the nomination, and blow away the meager Republican competition. And Roland Burris will be something of a footnote.

I could be wrong, but that seems likely.

Also I predict that approximately nothing will be done about the Senate appointment process even though this episode has shown it to be a farce.

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