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GOP girding for battle in issue-oriented primary
[FINAL EDITION, C]
Chicago Tribune (pre-1997 Fulltext) - Chicago, Ill.
Author: Egler, Daniel
Date: Feb 4, 1990
Start Page: 1
Section: CHICAGOLAND
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House Republicans, who have tried to paint the Democrats as the party of higher taxes and legalized gambling in their bid to win more seats in the General Assembly, are finding a few philosophical brushfires within their own ranks.

In what may be the most closely watched race in the state, abortion rights activists are mobilizing to defeat Rep. Penny Pullen, a conservative Park Ridge Republican not challenged in a primary for a decade.

Opposing the assistant House minority leader is Rosemary Mulligan, a Des Plaines Republican and paralegal who supports abortion rights and has been endorsed by the Illinois Public Action Council, a consumer-advocate group, the Illinois Education Association and the American Federation of State County and Municipal Employees.

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