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Obama urges political godfather Emil Jones, Illinois Senate president, to pass stalled ethics package

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WASHINGTON--Ethics legislation is stalled in the Illinois State Senate, bossed by Barack Obama's political godfather, Senate President Emil Jones who put the brakes on the measure and may let it die. Obama called Jones from the road in Nevada this morning. Jones indicated to Obama--according to the Obama team-- he would bring the bill to a vote and would support it.

This comes after my colleague Dave McKinney, Sun-Times Springfield Bureau Chief, wrote an article that a Springfield good government leader said Obama was ducking pushing Jones on the ethics front.

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