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From the campaign blog of Alexi Giannoulias:

“‘The poll confirms that our message of standing up to special interests and creating jobs is resonating with voters,’ said Giannoulias, who has maintained double-digit leads over his primary opponents despite their negative attacks. ‘Voters have a clear choice next Tuesday for someone who can move this country forward, turn our economy around and create opportunity for all Americans.'”

Alexi’s referring to the Tribune poll released yesterday showing that he continues to lead four rivals in the Democratic primary for Barack Obama’s old Senate seat. It makes sense that he’d want to tout his frontrunner status—but like almost everything else in this race, his statement has less to do with facts than with his discipline in sticking to a campaign script.