Attempting to draw attention to U.S. Rep. Mark Kirk's needless and repeated resume embellishments, Democratic U.S. Senate nominee Alexi Giannoulias has released a new statewide television ad titled "Unfit." Watch it below:
U.S. Senator Roland Burris is mounting a legal challenge to a U.S.
District Court decision mandating that the special election for Illinois' junior Senate seat will only feature candidates who won each party's February primaries.
If the banks "own" Washington D.C., as Illinois' own U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin famously suggested
last spring, U.S. Rep. Mark Kirk is certainly one of their favorite
tenants. The GOP Senate nominee has collected $826,149 in campaign
contributions this election cycle from the financial services industry,
according to data collected by the Wall Street Journal's MarketWatch. Kirk ranks behind only U.S. Sen.
If you think this fall's U.S. Senate special election
is worthless, think again. Although it will be held on the same day and
will have identical ballots to the scheduled general election, whichever
candidate wins could gain a leg up on his eventual freshmen colleagues.
The Tribune's Eric Zorn explains why: