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by Progress Illinois
Thu Nov 4, 2010

Dark Money Fueled Kirk Victory

The 2010 election was the first campaign following the U.S. Supreme Court’s controversial decision that allowed corporations to spend unlimited money on behalf of political candidates. According to a new study by a watchdog group, of the contests that changed hands on Tuesday, no one benefited more from this “dark money” than Illinois’ Senator-elect Mark Kirk.

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by Aricka Flowers
Wed Nov 3, 2010

Schakowsky’s Message To Progressives

Successful incumbent U.S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky (9th) had a message for progressives last night after it became clear that the Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate, Alexi Giannoulias, lost to GOP candidate Congressman Mark Kirk.

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by Progress Illinois
Tue Nov 2, 2010

Live Blog: The Next Illinois Senator

Democrats across the country are watching Illinois as the race for U.S. Senate between Democrat Alexi Giannoulias and Republican Mark Kirk comes to an end tonight. A win by Giannoulias would likely mean a continued majority for Democrats in the U.S. Senate.