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Sen. Gordon Smith (R-OR) brags in a new television advertisement that he was worked closely and fruitfully with -- and the music really does swell -- Barack Obama.

Not Smith's good friend John McCain.

But Barack Obama.

Not the incumbent president (a la Max Baucus and tax cuts in 2002), but the Democratic presidential nominee.

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