Chicago To Launch Unified Bid For Obama Presidential Library As Competition Grows

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Hawaii may be President Barack Obama’s childhood home, but Chicago is where he developed professionally and keeps close political and personal ties, or so goes the gist of the Windy City’s argument for why it should be the future home of the president’s library.

A new report from the Chicago Sun-Times suggests the future Obama presidential library is the University of Chicago’s to lose “given its very close ties to the Obama family and its long list of wealthy potential donors in the Obama orbit.”

Still, competition for the honor remains tense. Obama’s Hawaiian supporters have had designs on the presidential library since as early as the 2008 Iowa caucus.

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