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"Bad Cop" Bubba to Campaign in Illinois

By Margaret Lyons in News on Jan 29, 2008 7:54PM

2008_1_29.isitokthatithinkthispictureisreallycute.jpgMedia speculation over whether or not Bill will chill has been answered with the announcement of the former president's campaign itinerary. Next stop on the legacy-tarnishing express: Edwardsville, IL. Hillary's more controversial half will be campaigning in the small town near St. Louis tomorrow morning, hosting a "Solutions for America" rally at Southern Illinois University at 7:45 a.m.

Yeah, Illinois is supposed to be Obama country, but according to a WBEZ report this morning, the Clinton camp plans to campaign hard in the state because the race is becoming more about the delegate count, and with 185 delegates up for grabs, Illinois is the third biggest prize of the 22 states that will vote next Tuesday. The NPR report also says that the Clinton campaign recently opened a Chicago office, and according to the Daily Herald, supporters have been launching an insurgency in the northwest suburbs and beyond in recent weeks. —Mark Boyer

Image via Hillary Clinton's campaign site