12/04/2008 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

McCain's Illinois Co-Chair Knows 'Political Realities'

Recent polls show Barack Obama with a 20-30 point lead over John McCain in Illinois. But state Representative Jim Durkin is hopeful the race will narrow significantly by Election Day. Durkin co-chairs McCain's Illinois campaign.

DURKIN: I know the political realities of this state. If we can get it between 8 and 10 points, I think it'll reflect incredibly on the McCain campaign in the United States.

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