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"We were one of top five Democrats in the country"




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    State Treasurer Alexi Giannoulias -- whose Democratic campaign for senate is hitting some roadbumps -- is out wearing his treasurer hat and supporting a job tech bill today. 

    But he's still campaigning, natch.

    "We were one of top 5 democrats in the country," Giannoulias said, referring to his $1.2 million raised in Q1 -- a full million less than opponent Mark Kirk.

    As for possibility of Obama campaigning for him: "We don't have a date yet but I'm hopeful."