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  Sec. LaHood's ballot for Gingrich delegate spoiled
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News DateThursday, March 15, 2012 05:20:00 AM UTC0:0
DescriptionPresident Obama's transportation secretary tried to vote to boost Newt Gingrich's presidential campaign, but said his Illinois ballot was ruined.

Ray LaHood told POLITICO he tried to vote early for his son, state Sen. Darin LaHood, a Gingrich delegate, in his hometown of Peoria, Ill., last week, but the local election commission gave him an incorrect ballot.

"They had me in the wrong district," LaHood said. "I looked at the ballot and (17th District Rep.) Bobby Schilling's name came up. I said, 'This cannot be. I live in the 18th District.
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