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Republican senator says he backs birther lawsuits

July 13, 2010

From the Associated Press

By BEN EVANS, Associated Press Writer Ben Evans, Associated Press Writer –

WASHINGTON – Republican Sen. David Vitter of Louisiana says he supports conservative organizations challenging President Barack Obama's citizenship in court.

Vitter, who is running for re-election, made the comments at a town hall-style event in Metairie, La., on Sunday when a constituent asked what he would do about what the questioner said was Obama's "refusal to produce a valid birth certificate."

Time for Crotty to stand on her own feet

June 24, 2010

For more than a decade, state Sen. Maggie Crotty (D-Oak Forest) has represented the Southland in Springfield.

She served four years in the House, followed by eight years in the Senate. In addition to her role as senator, she serves as Bremen Township supervisor and Bremen Township Democratic committeeman, a political post that creates for her a seamless power structure.

She oversees at least four political action committees, although only one, Friends of Maggie Crotty, regularly presses for donations.

He Doesn’t Have to Outrun the Bear

May 4, 2010

Would-be assessor Joe Berrios doesn't have to win over taxpayers. He just has to keep Forrest Claypool off the ballot.

By Ben Joravsky
from the Chicago Reader