08/05/2010 11:51 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Mark Kirk's Ex-Wife Says Ex Staffer Is 'Trying To Control' Him

Her marriage to Rep. Mark Kirk (R-10th Dist.) may have ended amicably in June 2009, and the two may remain friends today, but Kimberly Vertolli said that she will not "advocate" for her ex in his Senate run because she fears he is too influenced by a "Svengali figure" in his life--a former staffer named Dorothy "Dodie" McCracken.

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