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McCain's Illinois Co-Chair Recognizes 'Political Realities'

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Recent polls show Barack Obama with a 20-30 point lead over John McCain in Illinois. But state Representative Jim Durkin is hopeful the race will narrow significantly by Election Day. Durkin co-chairs McCain’s Illinois campaign.

DURKIN: I know the political realities of this state. If we can get it between 8 and 10 points, I think it’ll reflect incredibly on the McCain campaign in the United States. Durkin says Republicans in Illinois are focusing their efforts on nearby battleground states. He says hundreds of McCain volunteers are travelling to Ohio and Missouri, and many others are making phone calls to swing state voters.

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