President Barack Obama delivers remarks during a campaign rally for Gov. Pat Quinn, D-Ill., at Chicago State University on Oct. 19, 2014, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
President Barack Obama delivers remarks during a campaign rally for Gov. Pat Quinn, D-Ill., at Chicago State University on Oct. 19, 2014, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) AP
President Barack Obama delivers remarks during a campaign rally for Gov. Pat Quinn, D-Ill., at Chicago State University on Oct. 19, 2014, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) AP

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