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Laura Bush, John Kerry: Make pitchs to Illinois voters. UPDATE Howard Dean, too.

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First Lady Laura Bush, on a campaign swing this week, touches down in Schaumburg this Thursday. (note to White House—that is burg, not berg, as written on her sked).

UPDATE On Wednesday, Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean and Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) host a get-out-the-vote rally at DePaul U's Lincoln Park campus, 2 p.m. at the student center, 2250 N. Sheffield.

The Laura Bush event seems intended to benefit both GOP candidates in the big sixth and eighth district House races, Peter Roskam, running against Democrat Tammy Duckworth and David McSweeney, challenging Rep. Melissa Bean (D-Ill.)
Bush vaults from a rally in Lansing, Michigan to Schaumburg for a rally sponsored by ``Illinois Victory 2006.’’ That is the entity formed by the state and national Republican parties dedicated to getting out the vote.
Meanwhile Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) sent out a fundraising appeal to help Duckworth and four other candidates in races where they need to come from behind.
Last week, Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) sent out a fundraising appeal aimed at helping Duckworth, Bean, and Illinois Dems Dan Seals and Phil Hare.

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The last thing I would want is John Kerry campaigning for me. Especially after that sick comment he made about anybody who is in the military. By the way Ms. Sweet, I notice the Obama topics all of a sudden have stopped. Is it because the 'tarnishing of Sen. Obama has begun?' The Hilary Clinton group will destroy Obama's character and image in no time. They want her to have a clear path to the White House. Examples: Maureen Dowd of the NY Times has began questioning Obama's past. Other eastern writers are bringing out his lack of experience. I see even Michael Sneed in your paper brings out that Obama has a $million-and-half dollar home and shows his wife wrapped up in mink coats. I guarantee the Clinton's will not permit this Obama fanfare to become out-of-control.

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