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Pederson, Mitchell get campaign boost from Illinois Sen. Obama (access required)

Illinois U.S. Sen. Barack Obama (Photo by Bill Coates)Rising cost of living expenses and a grim foreign policy scenario have created very “sober” American voters, Illinois Democratic Senator Barack Obama said on a visit to rally support for Democratic congressional candidates Jim Pederson and Harry Mitchell. “This country was based on the idea that every ...

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