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Or Are Those Loans Standard for Illinois Politicians?

Dear Associated Press . . . aren’t you burying the lede in the last paragraph of your story on Roland Burris?

He also said he closed his 2002 campaign for governor without repaying a $1.2 million loan to a businessman who also made contributions to Blagojevich. Burris, a former state attorney general, said he’d never been asked to repay the money.

A loan that he’s never expected to pay back? Who does he think he is, a U.S. automaker?

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