11/27/2008 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Obama's Replacement: Chicago Defender Endorses Jackson Jr.

America will soon elect a new president. If that new president is Barack Obama, and we sincerely hope that it is, Illinois will need to quickly fill one of the most famous seats in the U.S. Senate.

If that's the case, the Chicago Defender strongly endorses Congressman Jesse L. Jackson Jr. as Senator Obama's successor.

We believe that Congressman Jackson has proven to be the very best person to carry on Barack's legacy and to represent all Illinoisans in the Senate.

Not only that, Jesse Jr. would serve as a stalwart and loyal advocate in the U.S. Senate for the new administration, which could critically prove important in the tough years ahead.

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