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Dick Durbin, Honky Tonk Man (Video)

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Minority Whip Richard J. Durbin said he would personally be willing to meet with actual or prospective Democratic challengers to former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton.  

“I don’t know how that invitation was extended, but I would be more than happy to sit down with Jim Webb or Lincoln Chafee — how about that?” the Illinois Democrat told reporters after senior Clinton campaign advisers John Podesta and Amanda Renteria spoke at Tuesday’s Senate Democratic caucus lunch.  

When asked, Durbin also said he would meet with former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley, “as long as he brings his fiddle or banjo or guitar or whatever he’s playing today.”