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Independent Candidate for Congress John Hartman says he feels obligated to help fix the problems facing the nation.  He says his financial background is just one thing that qualifies him for the job.

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Hartman feels it's going to take a leader with some backbone to step up and tackle tough issues, especially when it comes to the climate change.

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Hartman adds he supports cap and trade.

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Hartman says his sense of history and his set of principles are also good indicators that he'll do a good job representing the people in Illinois' 13th Congressional District.  He filed more than eight thousand signatures with the Illinois State Board of Elections yesterday.  That's three thousand more than he needed to, leaving room just in case some of the names are deemed invalid.  Hartman will face Democrat David Gill and Republican Rodney Davis in November if he's allowed on the ballot.

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