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IL-SEN Tue Dec 08 2009

Giannoulias Endorsed by Teachers, Hoffman by New Trier Township

Alexi Giannoulias' list of organizational and elective supporters is pretty impressive and growing. Endorsements may not do much to sway an unaffiliated voter, but looking at the list of local executives, county organizations, and labor groups, that's a significant base of votes he can count on. In Illinois, support from a well-organized county organization is no small thing. He landed the IFT endorsement this week, as well. His opponent David Hoffman was endorsed by the New Trier Township Democrats.

 
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