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  Lisa Madigan leaps over Jackson
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Last EditedCOSDem  Dec 12, 2008 10:39am
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MediaNewspaper - Chicago Sun-Times
News DateFriday, December 12, 2008 04:00:00 PM UTC0:0
DescriptionIllinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan has surged to the lead among Democrats on the list of favorites to take Barack Obama's place in the U.S. Senate at the expense of Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., whose image clearly has suffered in the growing Blagojevich scandal.

Thirty-two percent now say Madigan should be named to the seat vacated by Obama, according to a Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Illinois voters taken Wednesday night.

In a survey last week, Jackson was the top choice with 36 percent support. Now his support has been cut in half.
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