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What Emil Jones' Move Means For Obama

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It's now been a couple days since Illinois State Senate President Emil Jones announced his retirement. The same day he broke the news, Jones filed papers hoping to pull off an old distasteful trick of Illinois politics--to have Democratic Party bosses pass his political office to his child. Jones has been slammed in the press, but he's defended his choice publicly.

Still, the maneuver has started to raise questions about whether the controversy could be a potential problem for one of Jones' political mentees, Illinois Senator Barack Obama.

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