Illinois just can't win today. First, two terrible candidates for mayor of Chicago. Then, on his last day in office, disgraced Congressman Aaron Schock decides to compare himself to Lincoln in his farewell speech, even though, despite the fact that he was an Illinois politician, Abraham Lincoln never faced a likely FBI investigation into his misuse of campaign funds.
And now, Dick Durbin, the Illinois Senator anticipated to be Harry Reid's successor, has fallen by the wayside in favor of Sen. Chuck Schumer.
Senate Minority Leader Harry M. Reid (D-Nev.) has endorsed Sen. Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.) to succeed him after he retires at the end of 2016.
"I think Schumer should be able to succeed me," Reid said in a Friday morning interview at his home in Washington's West End.