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Wednesday, Feb 6, 2008, 3:18 pm

Illinois NOW Endorsed Obama In 1998 AND 2002

By Jarrett Dapier

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And this was after those squirrelly "present" votes they object to. Seems Planned Parenthood of Chicago and Obama devised a strategy way back when whereby he would vote "present" on anti-choice bills in order to encourage other senators who might cave and vote "yes" to do the same. Lynn Harris at Salon has the skinny.

Jarrett Dapier is a former assistant publisher at In These Times. Previous work for ITT includes interviews with playwright Christopher Shinn and Fugazi guitarist, Ian Mackaye. He currently works with teens at the Evanston Public Library where he runs a recycled drumming program and directs stage adaptations of young adult literature. He lives in Evanston, IL.

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