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Mayors Get In Line For U.S. Funds

01/07/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

WASHINGTON -- Big-city mayors will arrive on Capitol Hill Monday to lobby for more federal spending to be funneled to urban areas that they say drive the country's economic engine.

The push comes after a strong Democratic turnout in metropolitan areas helped President-elect Barack Obama -- who is set to become America's first urban president in almost half a century -- win by such a decisive margin in November.

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