Which is to say, Obama's locking Alexi Giannoulias* (D CAND, IL-SEN) in the attic and pretending that he doesn't exist:
From chicagotribune.com: Democratic U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin, Giannoulias' campaign chairman, expressed concerns over a lack of White House commitment to the candidate to Washington-based Politico after a recent meeting with President Barack Obama's chief of staff, Rahm Emanuel. Durbin quickly tempered his comments, and the White House offered a tepid statement that "the president intends to help Democratic candidates in Illinois up and down the ballot."
PS: Mark Kirk for Senate. He can go outside.
*Noun. Verb. Broadway Bank.
Crossposted to Moe Lane.