Who Will Succeed Obama Or McCain In The Senate? This year's presidential election will create at least one Senate vacancy. In Illinois, Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. is one of the possible choices to fill Barack Obama's seat, while Arizona's Democratic governor must name a Republican to the Senate if John McCain is elected president.
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Who Will Succeed Obama Or McCain In The Senate?

Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. is just one of many Illinois Dems who could be appointed to the Senate if Obama becomes president. hide caption

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Barbara Boxer's 1992 Senate race was one of just a handful where two Jews ran against each other. hide caption

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Cynthia McKinney, the former Democratic congresswoman from Georgia, is now the Green Party's nominee for president. hide caption

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Thirty-four years ago today, Rep. Larry Hogan (R-MD) becomes the first GOP member of the House Judiciary Committee to call for Nixon's impeachment. hide caption

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Sen. Jesse Helms had his supporters in North Carolina and his detractors. hide caption

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