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Dennis Hastert at the Illinois Delegation Breakfast

Former Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert of the 14th District spoke at this morning's Illinois delegation breakfast from the Republican National Convention. Hastert commended his colleagues for building the Republican Party from the ground up, focusing on the issues affecting everyday American families. He notes that Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin fits into this philosophy. Palin is expected tonight to accept the Republican Vice Presidential nomination. Listen to Hastert's complete speech.

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