by Josh Kalven on November 23, 2008 - 4:04pm
This morning, David Axelrod appeared on Fox Chicago Sunday and had some notable remarks on both the local and national fronts. He said that President-elect Barack Obama plans to stay out of Prairie State politics once in the White House and doesn't plan on being "a kingmaker or boss here in Illinois." When co-host Dane Placko asked him about the vacant U.S. Senate seat, Axelrod disclosed that the Obama has spoken to Gov. Blagojevich about his replacement. Watch it:
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This is the first indication I've seen that the governor and president-elect have directly discussed the issue. Of course, Axelrod gave no timeframe, so the discussion in question could presumably have occurred at any point (after all, the Chicago media and Illinois political community has been chatting about the subject for almost a year).