Obama Political Mentor Interested in Senate Seat

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CHICAGO (AP) _ One of President-elect Barack Obama's political mentors in Illinois says he's interested in taking over his U.S.
Senate seat.

Retiring Illinois Senate President Emil Jones, a Democrat from Chicago, mentioned his interest in the position Friday during a taping of WBBM Radio's ``At Issue'' program.

Gov. Rod Blagojevich will select Obama's replacement, and Jones is a longtime ally of the Democratic governor.

Jones, who is black, says the vacancy should be filled by an African-American.

Blagojevich has said he'd like to make an announcement before

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