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McCain Pushes States' Water Rights

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Republican Presidential candidate John McCain was in Chicago today. The U.S. senator from Arizona says he doesn’t support a proposal to divert water from the Great Lakes to other parts of the country.

McCAIN: I am a states rights person, I’m a federalist. And before one drop of water should be taken from any of the lakes, that should only be done with the agreement of the state, the governor, the legislature and the people of those states.

The senator says water conservation is a better solution for arid regions. McCain is one of nine major candidates in the Republican presidential primary. Illinois’ primary is on February 5.

Listen to all of McCain’s press conference today in Chicago.

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