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Next Step Senator Michelle?

Posted on the 25 February 2013 by Hughvw
"First Lady Michelle Obama is dramatically raising her profile, begging the question of whether she is planning to run for the Senate," writes Keith Koffler at White House Dossier. "In recent weeks – and especially in recent days – Mrs. Obama has been ubiquitous, and her schedule suggests she will continue to be.  The timing and circumstances couldn’t be better, says Koffler.
"An Illinois Senate seat will be up for grabs in 2016, which would allow her to mostly complete her tenure as first lady before plunging into politics. The seat is currently held by a Republican, Mark Kirk, so there would not be anyone’s Democratic shoes to step on. And it is not clear whether Kirk, who is ailing after a stroke, will run for reelection." Read more.

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