Obama resigns … from the Senate


It’s official: President-elect Barack Obama’s resigning his Senate seat effective this Sunday. Here’s Obama’s statement just e-mailed to the press from his transition team:

It has been one of the highest honors and privileges of my life to have served the people of Illinois in the United States Senate.  In a state that represents the crossroads of a nation, I have met so many men and women who’ve taken different journeys, but hold common hopes for their children’s future.  It is these Illinois families and their stories that will stay with me as I leave the United States Senate and begin the hard task of fulfilling the simple hopes and common dreams of all Americans as our nation’s next President.

No word yet on when Vice President-elect Joe Biden will resign his Delaware Senate seat. His son, Beau Biden, is rumored to be replacing him. The name of Obama’s Senate replacement hasn’t been released.


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