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Chicagoan Thomas Hynes—former Cook County Assessor, Illinois Senate president, and longtime Democratic party elder—is one of the 30-member Rules and Bylaws Committee of the Democratic National Committee, which is holding its meeting today in Washington, D.C., to figure out what to do with Florida and Michigan’s delegates, who’s respective states violated the party’s rules when they held their primary elections earlier than they were allowed. Hynes, father of Dan Hynes, the current Illinois comptroller, is himself a superdelegate who has endorsed Sen. Barack Obama for president.

 
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