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Illinois House 2012 Democrats: Duckworth, Foster, Schneider push for Buffett Rule

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WASHINGTON--Three Illinois House Democratic candidates--Tammy Duckworth, Bill Foster and Brad Schneider--band together on Monday for a press conference to try to pierce the Chicago media market. On Monday, they are calling for passage of the Buffett Rule, taking a page right out of the national Democratic playbook.

The Democrat-controlled Senate has a symbolic, procedural vote scheduled for Monday on the Obama tax equity measure called the Buffett Rule. The Obama team has been pushing heavily for Congress to pass it--even though it has no chance for the GOP-run House to even call it for a vote. The Obama White House and campaign made it their main coordinated message last week: millionaires are not paying their fair share in general and presumptive GOP nominee Mitt Romney is not in particular.

Duckworth is running against Rep. Joe Walsh (R-Ill.)
Foster is running against Rep. Judy Biggert (R-Ill.)
Schneider is running against Rep. Bob Dold (R-Ill.)

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