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McCain Visits Chicago

By Kevin Robinson in News on Jun 19, 2008 3:10PM

2008_6_john_mccain.jpgJohn McCain held a fundraiser here Wednesday at the Drake Hotel. According to CBS2, the campaign is hoping to raise $2 million dollars, which will be divided between the McCain Campaign and the GOP's Victory Fund. (Which, by the way, comes with its own awesome Chase Bank credit card!)

One of the vice chairs of the event, state Rep. James Durkin, used it as an opportunity to call on Obama to mediate the budget dispute in Springfield. "He's the Democratic nominee for the president. …If he's really interested in the people of the state, our leaders in Washington need to intervene, spend some time in Springfield. … He needs to go down there and referee this scrum or this wrestling match that's been going on for three years," Durkin said. Obama had no comment.