Obama Helped Supporters Get Millions in Illinois State Business

In a speech to the Urban League last July, Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., boasted of his efforts in 2001 to help a handful of African American-owned investment firms in Chicago get a larger share of business with Illinois state pension funds. "And in six months, they got about a half-billion dollars' worth of business simply on their excellence," Obama said. What he did not say in his speech was that the owner of one of the investment firms, John Rogers of Ariel Capital, is a principal campaign...Full Story
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