Senator Davis?November 28, 2008 - by Donny Shaw
>Gov. Blagojevich said it twice – “Where’s Sen. Davis?” – with a sly smile, but also with an assured tone.
>For a brief moment, it seemed as if the governor had chosen Chicago Congressman Danny Davis to fill the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by President-elect Barack Obama.
>But Blagojevich – who along with Davis was visiting homeless people at a Chicago Christian Industrial League Thanksgiving meal Thursday – quickly let it be known that he still hasn’t made his choice about who should fill the remaining two years of Obama’s Senate term.
>Still, the governor went on to extol virtues he said would make Davis a worthy heir to Obama.
Davis would be a reliable vote for Democrats in the Senate. Here’s Danny Davis’ OpenCongress profile for more background.
Davis has been a strong opponent of the Iraq war, voting against the Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq Resolution of 2002 and voting in 2007 in favor of a troop withdrawal timeline.
He voted against the FISA bill that included the telco immunity provision, and against the Protect America Act.
In October, he voted in favor of the $700 billion financial bailout bill.