JACKSONVILLE, FL.—If Barack Obama wins the White House on Tuesday, Gov. Blagojevich is mulling appointing a search committee to advise him on who he should appoint as his replacement in the United States Senate, I learned Monday.
I’m told that Blagojevich may host a press conference later this week in Chicago in order to discuss the appointment, the criteria and give some insight into the process to replace Obama, elected to the Senate in 2004.
While Blagojevich will make the final decision who will serve the two years remaining on Obama’s term–he would be up for re-election in 2010–the governor is mulling a consultative process.
Blagojevich will not limit the pool of potential Obama replacements to elected officials.