Newsweek Mike Isikoff reporting Obama to tap Eric Holder for Attorney General. Holder prosecuted Rostenkowski in 1994.

Written By Sun-Times Wire Posted: 11/18/2008, 02:05pm

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WASHINGTON–Mike Isikoff of Newsweek is reporting that Eric Holder Jr. will be tapped by President-elect Barack Obama to be Attorney General. In Chicago, folks might remember Holder as the United States Attorney who successfully pursued corruption charges in 1994 against then Rep. Dan Rostenkowski (D-Ill.). Rostenkowski lost a re-election bid and Republican Michael Flanagan snatched the 5th Congressional District seat for a term with the slot returning to Democratic hands with the election of Rod Blagojevich. Blagojevich went on to run for governor and one Rahm Emanuel succeeded him in the House representing the North Side district. Emanuel is giving up the seat, tapped by Obama to be his incoming White House chief of staff and Blagojevich, as governor, is pondering who to pick to replace Obama in the Senate.

Let the circle be unbroken…..

Picture of Eric Holder, Valerie Jarrett on the stump for Obama at Dartmouth College in New Hampshire last January.

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