Sweet’s Today in Obamaville: Obama Downstate Collinsville (Ill.) Fund-raiser. Bill Clinton in Chicago for Hillary funder.

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WASHINGTON–After the Univision debate Sunday in Miami and Oprah’s funder Saturday near Santa Barbara White House hopeful Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) is returning to Downstate Illinois for the first time in a long time. Obama has sharply reduced regular Senate-related travel in the state since he started campaigning for the presidency.

The official schedule lists as Collinsville as the only stop on Monday with no public events. That’s usually code for a fund-raiser. Collinsville has a wealthy trial lawyer population to mine.

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 10

Chicago, IL -> Collinsville, IL

No Public Events

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