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Blagojevich Names Pick To Fill Obama Senate Seat

Illinois Gov. has named longtime Chicago politician Roland Burris to fill the seat vacated by Barack Obama.

The 71-year-old Burris is a former state attorney general and was the first black politician elected to major statewide office in Illinois. Senate Democrats say they won't seat him.

Ben Calhoun reports for Chicago Public Radio.

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