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Durbin Will Miss Obama

Sen. Richard Durbin (D-Ill.), one of President-elect Barack Obama's biggest supporters in the Senate and one of the people who helped convince him to run for president, put out the following statement just now on Obama's decision to resign from the Senate on Sunday.

"No Senator in our history has made such an impact on America in so short a time," Durbin said. "It has been an honor to call Barack Obama my Senate colleague and work closely with him for our state and nation."

"Though he will no longer be by my side in the Senate, I will be by his side as he leads our nation forward," Durbin added.

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