As for the Democrats, NBC assigned Andrea Mitchell to a brief report simply to remind us that "nobody came" to Florida because its delegates do not count while ABC had Kate Snow survey early Super Tuesday advertising, Hillary Rodham Clinton unveiling Spanish-language spots and Barack Obama using his big-name endorser Caroline Kennedy. For NBC's In Depth feature, Lisa Myers explained Obama's self-confessed "bone-headed mistake" in 2005 when he bought his $1.65m "stately home in a pricey Chicago neighborhood." The entire lot--house and an adjacent undeveloped parcel--was listed for $2.57m but sold for $2.27m. Obama bought the house itself while the parcel was purchased simultaneously by the sister of Tony Rezko, a political supporter and real estate developer who has since been indicted for corruption. The entire $300,000 discount was applied to the house and none to the $625,000 parcel so "Rezko may have essentially subsidized Obama's purchase." Myers noted that Obama "strongly disputes" the grant of any such subsidy but she did not explain his argument in rebuttal.
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