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Obama Pledges to Fight Special AFL-CIO Rally

8:21 PM, Apr 2, 2008 • By MICHAEL GOLDFARB
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The Hill reports:

Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) on Wednesday returned to his popular message of wanting to take on the status quo in Washington and fighting special interests to improve the lives of ordinary Americans.

Obama, who is campaigning in Pennsylvania, spoke to the state's AFL-CIO and criticized the Bush administration for not helping regular citizens. He also took aim at his presidential rivals, Sens. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.) and John McCain (R-Ariz.), who he said are part of the establishment that favors special interests.

A McCain staffer writes us: "Obama goes before a liberal special interest group with deep pockets, panders to them, and then accuses others of being in the pocket of the special interests. Politics as usual with Obama. He's quite a change agent. What's next -- go before and accuse others of being soft on national security?"