12/08/2008 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Jesse Jackson Jr: I'm Ready For Obama's Senate Seat

CNBC's Donny Deutsch last night asked Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. of Illinois if he'd be interested in an appointment to the opening seat of Sen. Barack Obama, who will be sworn in as president on Jan. 20.

"I'd be honored, I'd be humbled and yes, I would,'' Jackson replied on the cable network's The Big Idea with Donny Deutsch. "But it is the decision of the governor of the state of Illinois, he'll have to make that judgment.

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