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Senate President Cullerton Calls For Blagojevich To Step Down, Quinn To Appoint Obama Replacement

01/15/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Incoming Illinois Senate President John Cullerton says the situation surrounding whether to hold a special election for the U.S. Senate seat vacated by President-elect Barack Obama is "obviously very complicated."

Speaking to host John Williams on WGN-AM (720) this morning, Cullerton says the easiest thing would be for disgraced Gov. Rod Blagojevich to step aside temporarily which would allow him to keep his paycheck, but let Lt. Gov. Pat Quinn assume the power to make a Senate appointment.

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