With Barack Obama doing well in the polls, attention inevitably turns to who might replace him in the Senate. Gov. Rod Blagojevich would appoint a successor if Obama wins the presidential election.
One person interested in the job is Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-Ill.). Jackson is a close ally of Obama's and co-chairman of his presidential campaign. Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.) has also expressed interest, and Tammy Duckworth, director of the Illinois Department of Veterans Affairs and a veteran, is rumored to be a contender.
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In the last days of the campaign, Republicans and Democrats are walking the precincts with lists of registered Latino voters who may be the key to victory in the Western battleground states. The Spanish-speaking canvassers are seeking votes at a time when many Latinos in those states are being hit by economic problems. Recent polls show Latino voters could provide the margin of victory for Obama in Nevada, Colorado and New Mexico – states that went for President Bush in 2004.
Thousands of Democratic and Republican volunteers will be deployed as Florida poll watchers on Election Day.
Top officials for the presidential campaigns of Barack Obama and John McCain say their poll watchers will be largely observing to see whether anything irregular occurs.
But given the growing nastiness of the presidential campaign, anything is possible on Election Day.
Gov. Sarah Palin's campaign plans to release information regarding her medical history early this week, according to campaign spokeswoman Tracey Schmitt.
Schmitt told ABC News by e-mail on Sunday that she was not sure what day the records would be released but it would be “early this week.” Palin is the only one of the presidential or vice presidential candidates who has not released any health information about herself.