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Former GOP Congressman Endorses Obama

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Former U.S. Rep. Harris Fawell, a stalwart of DuPage County Republican politics, is endorsing Barack Obama for president.

Fawell, whose support for Obama was first reported by Michael Sneed in the Sun-Times, praised Obama as "the best I've seen" in the Naperville Sun:

Harris Fawell, former congressman for the 13th Congressional District, is backing a Democrat for president for the first time in his life. The 79-year-old Republican said there's a good chance that Obama will carry the county.

"He's the best I have seen, the most qualified I've ever seen running for president," Fawell said.