Blagojevich’s slip fuels Davis speculation

A slip of the tongue from Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich (D) is fueling speculation that Rep. Danny Davis (D-Ill.) could be chosen as President-elect Barack ObamaBarack Hussein ObamaWall Street backed Biden campaign with million in 2020 cycle: report Obama, Biden to campaign together in Michigan The Hill's 12:30 Report - Presented by Facebook - Tech execs testify on platforms' liability MORE’s replacement in the Senate.


Blagojevich referred to Davis as “senator,” according to the Associated Press. The lawmaker has expressed an interest in the position and the governor said Davis would make a great senator.

Other members of the Illinois delegation are also hopeful to be appointed. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. has been very vocal in expressing his interest in the seat. Democratic Reps. Jan Schakowsky and Luis GutierrezLuis Vicente GutierrezThe Hill's Campaign Report: Democratic primary fight shifts to South Carolina, Nevada Democrats rally behind incumbents as Lipinski takes liberal fire Dem leader says party can include abortion opponents MORE have also been mentioned as possible Obama replacements and have received calls from Blagojevich about the slot.

The governor has indicated that he would follow the regular order of making an appointment and added that he plans on naming Obama’s replacement by the end of the year.