Thursday, August 05, 2004


Illinois GOP offers Senate nod to Alan Keyes

CHICAGO, Illinois (CNN) -- After two days of deliberations capping an often-frustrating six-week search for a new candidate, the Illinois Republican Party on Wednesday night offered its U.S. Senate nomination to former GOP presidential candidate Alan Keyes, who does not live in the Land of Lincoln.
Under state law, Keyes would only have to move to Illinois prior to the election in order to be eligible.

Will Keyes be another "Hillary"? To those in Illinois who would resent a Senate bid by the "outsider", I can only say the same thing I said to New Yorkers when Clinton ran: if you don't like your state's residency requirement, get it changed.


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