PI Original Josh Kalven Tuesday July 14th, 2009, 9:47am

Roll Call: Local, National Republicans Frustrated With Kirk

Roll Call has an article [subscription required] up today on the frustration among some Republicans -- both at the national level and here in the Prairie State -- regarding Rep. Mark Kirk's indecisiveness on a potential U.S. Senate bid. A few quotes:

"I know the ...

Roll Call has an article [subscription required] up today on the frustration among some Republicans -- both at the national level and here in the Prairie State -- regarding Rep. Mark Kirk's indecisiveness on a potential U.S. Senate bid. A few quotes:

“I know the National Republican Senatorial Committee is very frustrated with Mark Kirk because he was being indecisive,” said a Republican source familiar with the situation. [...]

“The other story coming out of this is the mismanagement of Mark’s rollout,” [a separate Republican operative from Illinois] said. “The NRSC is in a bind because this was a recruitment victory for them. They were saying all along that Mark Kirk was who they wanted.” [...]

One county chairman from a rural part of the state requested a conference call with all of the state’s GOP county chairmen and the Congressman on Thursday. According to sources familiar with the conference call, numerous county chairmen throughout the state said they did not want to see Kirk run because of his vote for cap-and-trade legislation.

“I was not on the call, but my understanding was that it not go well,” an Illinois Republican said.

The article goes on to quote yet another anonymous operative asserting that the party will ultimately coalesce around Kirk.  That should be fun to watch.

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