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Journalists Invited to; Turned Away from John McCain's Speech at Republican Fundraiser

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I tagged along with Rob Wildeboer earlier today. He was on his way to a Republican fundraiser at the Union League Club. We were informed via the AP Daybook that John McCain would be speaking at 11am, but when we arrived, we were turned away along with several other members of the press. It turns out that we weren’t invited to the meeting, but we were told that Bill Brady would be making himself available later. As they were herded into a small waiting room, these Chicago journalists proceeded to do what they do best: kill time. A view from the spacious press room. Brady eventually showed up. While Brady was speaking, John McCain quietly entered the room. All eyes were on McCain as Brady tried to address the questions that had been asked. McCain stares at the row of cameras in the room. A journalist politely asked for Brady to make room for John McCain to take the microphone. Once McCain was at the microphone, McCain admitted to not being the best person to ask about Illinois politics. After McCain left, the press suddenly regained their interest in Bill Brady, crowding around him in the lobby.

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