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Jim Edgar - Obama in Illinois

Jim Edgar served as the Governor of Illinois from 1991 to 1999, with his tenure overlapping a portion of Barack Obama's time as an Illinois State Senator. Edgar discusses his impressions of Obama and his decision to not run in the 2004 U.S. Senate race that Obama eventually won.

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Interview Excerpt 01 (Audio)

Edgar and the 2004 U.S. Senate Race

Interview Excerpt 02 (Audio)

Edgar's Thoughts on Obama

Transcript Excerpt 1

Transcript Excerpt 2

Full Interview

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