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  Oberweis back to dairy for now at least
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ContributorGerald Farinas 
Last EditedGerald Farinas  Mar 29, 2004 11:41pm
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MediaNewspaper - Daily Herald (Suburban Chicago)
News DateMonday, March 29, 2004 06:00:00 AM UTC0:0
DescriptionOberweis back to dairy for now at least
The Daily Herald

Jim Oberweis won't be taking ice cream to Washington this year, but don't bet the house, or the mint chocolate chip, against him making another try to bring the family brand to the nation's capital. "I would love an opportunity to serve my country, my state and my party," Oberweis said last week. "In that order. I really do believe I could do an exceptionally good job as a U.S. senator or U.S. congressman." When it comes to politics, Oberweis, 57, said he hasn't decided on his future. He would not promise a third run for senate or rule it out. The same principle applied for a statewide office or someday a try at Congress.

It's been nearly two weeks since the Sugar Grove Township resident and successful Kane County businessman failed in his second bid in four years to become a U.S. senator from Illinois, this time finishing second in the March 16 primary election. Oberweis lagged behind GOP nominee Jack Ryan, the executive turned teacher who will now face Democrat Barack Obama in the November general election.
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