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02/14/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Race For Emanuel Seat About Trust Not Change: Carol Marin

Barack Obama's message of hope and change has been shouted down in Illinois by the horror of a craven governor, by the egotistical opportunism of our new junior U.S. senator and by the failure of state, county and city government to ever see an ethical high road.

The 5th District is demographically diverse but it is also, at its core, a working-class, union, Catholic constituency with more cops and teachers than brokers and bankers. This election will turn on a motivated but tiny turnout of people who will go to the polls firmly decided on which, if any, of these candidates they dare to believe.

On the heels of an impeachment trial, it will be a real test of trust.

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