Blagojevich Disregards Obama's List Of Candidates For Senate Seat

02/02/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Barack Obama believed that seven candidates were "highly qualified" to succeed him in the Senate, but the two people Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich (D) has asked to fill the vacant seat weren't on the president-elect's list.

Rep. Danny Davis (D-Ill.) said he recently discussed filling Obama's seat with Blagojevich's staff, but turned down the embattled governor's offer.