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Illinois Obama volunteers targeting neighboring battleground states

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WASHINGTON--Obama Illinois State Director Ken Bennet, who has been keeping a low profile all this time, emerges in a video to ask Illinois Obama backers to flood the neighboring key battleground states of Iowa, Wisconsin, Missouri and Indiana. Since there is not much Obama work to do in Illinois, the Illinois movable feast has been targeting the adjacent Big Ten states. The Obama campaign has told me this export of political talent will not drain big House campaigns in Illinois where Democrats have a chance to make red districts blue.

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I very much hope it DOES drain political talent from Illinois :-) We have enough problems here as it is without turning more red districts blue. Single party rule of the city of Chicago, Cook County, the governorship and majorities in both houses of the legislature isn't enough I guess.

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