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Illinois politician peruses Guam opportunity

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by Janjeera Hail

Guam - Even off-island politicians are clamoring for a slice of the military buildup pie.  Candidate for lieutenant governor of Illinois Baxter Swilley is on Guam to explore possible business opportunities for the residents of his state. He says the Midwest has been hit hard by the recession, but Guam could hold unique opportunities for his constituents, thousands of miles away.

"I've met with the Guam Contractors Association, I met with the labor department director. We met with several private companies and basically it's been a fact-finding mission," he explained.

Swilley is being hosted by Paulsen Productions, a company that arranges business discovery trips on Guam.

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