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01/11/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

GOP Reps. Roskam And Kirk May Run For Obama Senate Seat

Rep. Mark Kirk isn't the only Illinois Republican who sees a political opportunity in Gov. Rod Blagojevich's arrest. Politico has this little nugget about sixth district Rep. Peter Roskam:

Kirk isn't the only credible Illinois Republican mulling a Senate bid. A source close to Rep. Peter J. Roskam said the second-term congressman is also "very interested" in running for the Senate seat and wouldn't automatically defer to Kirk. Roskam has a more conservative voting record than Kirk and has won election to a suburban Chicago seat during two rough election cycles for the GOP.

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