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Partisan bickering in Washington D.C. and Springfield isn’t discouraging the Illinois Democratic faithful from being confidence they can win big in 2012.
 
Hundreds of frontline Democrats gathered in Springfield at the annual Democratic County Chairmen’s breakfast before heading to the Illinois State Fair.
 
Alan Pirtle is the Monroe County Democratic chairman. He says the momentum being created by President Barack Obama and other high profile Democrats will help buoy local candidates.
 
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Illinois Republican Chairman Pat Brady doesn’t quite see it that way.
 
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All legislators and members of Congress must run in 2012 because of redistricting.

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