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June 06, 2014


Michelle Obama for Senate?

Keith Koffler: "Sure, Obama cares strongly about the things she is doing. That she does care in fact begs another question: Is caring all that's going on here? Does she have political ambitions that would allow her to pursue an agenda while working to cement her husband's legacy? Speculation about a possible political future for Michelle Obama has naturally centered on the White House. But that's the wrong place -- at least for now. Illinois has a Republican senator, Mark Kirk, and he is up for reelection in 2016. He'll be formidable, particularly given his brave recovery from a stroke. But Illinois is a heavily Democratic state, and the race could be close. No Illinois Democratic candidate would bring the star power and nationwide fundraising capacity that Obama would. ... She could represent the Democrats' best chance to pick up a desperately needed -- and winnable -- seat."












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