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Sen. Barack Obama is neither a hunter nor a fisherman, but The Politico reports that the Chicagoan is courting gun owners in Pennsylvania. Carrie Budoff Brown reports that Obama is "making a play for pro gun voters in rural Pennsylvania."
How's that? "By highlighting his background in constitutional law and downplaying his voting record, Obama is engaging in a quiet but targeted drive to win over an important constituency that on the surface might seem hostile to his views," Brown writes. "The campaign sent an e mail this week to the Pennsylvania Federation of Sportsmen’s Clubs, saying it would 'appreciate all sportsmen taking time to learn the facts: Our candidate strongly supports the right and traditions of sportsmen throughout Pennsylvania and the United States of America.'"
Brown notes that Obama "has long backed gun control measures," positions largely held also by Sen. Hillary