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Will a name like Raja play in Peoria?
35-year-old Indian American Krishnamoorthi eyes state comptroller post, chance to make history
By: Abdon M. Pallasch, Political Reporter
They used to say Illinoisans south of Interstate 80 would not vote for names like Rod Blagojevich and Barack Obama.
But the voters proved themselves open-minded.
How open-minded? Raja Krishnamoorthi, 35, Illinois' former deputy treasurer, is preparing to run for state comptroller, banking on voters' ability to appreciate his Harvard law degree and Downstate Peoria roots, even if they have trouble pronouncing his name.
"I think there's no question we're ready for a new name: Raja -- that's what we'll call him. It's much easier," said Newton Minow, the former Federal Communications Commission chairman who will chair his campaign.
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