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Commentary: The Democrats play dirty

In the fall of 1999, a young Democratic state senator from the South Side of Chicago decided to take on the area's longtime congressman, Bobby Rush, in the following year's Democratic primary. Convinced he had something new and fresh to offer voters, and encouraged by his political consigliere Dan Shomon, the senator nonetheless received numerous warnings from more established pols that he had embarked on a fool's errand - and sure enough, when the primary rolled around, he lost decisively.

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