08/14/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Mark Kirk: Drug Wars In Mexico Have Impact In Illinois

The wars between Mexico's drug cartels are closer than you think, Senate candidate Mark Kirk says.

"The West Coast [of Mexico] Sinaloa Cartel has been attacking the East Coast Juarez Cartel. We should feel somewhat concerned about this because the Juarez Cartel is our guys -- they control the drug trade in Chicago," Kirk says, only half-joking, to audiences on the campaign trail.

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