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by Adam Doster
4:05pm
Mon Aug 9, 2010

Defunding Health Care Reform

If Republican U.S. Senatorial candidate Mark Kirk and his Republican colleagues are serious about repealing health care reform, they might have to shut down the government entirely to do it.

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by Adam Doster
9:33am
Mon Aug 9, 2010

"Unfit"

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:

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by Adam Doster
1:30pm
Fri Aug 6, 2010

Alexi And The Moderates

"You can trust him. You can count on him,” President Obama said of Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Alexi Giannoulias before supporters at his blockbuster fundraiser yesterday.

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by Adam Doster
1:57pm
Wed Aug 4, 2010

Kirk's New Bank Money

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.

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by Adam Doster
12:17pm
Wed Aug 4, 2010

Kirk Rewrites History On The Stimulus Debate

U.S. Rep. Mark Kirk's latest exaggeration -- that he convinced the entire Republican Party to vote against the stimulus package -- is just as absurd as his resume embellishments.

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by Adam Doster
10:46am
Wed Aug 4, 2010

Seniority And The Senate Special Election

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:

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