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Alexi Giannoulias

Giannoulias Leading Kirk In New Poll, But Some Numbers Spell Trouble For Dems

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

According to a Rasmussen poll released today, Democrat Alexi Giannoulias continues to lead Republican Mark Kirk in the race for President Obama's form...

Illinois Senate: Special Election Could Mean Fundraising Bonanza

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

It now appears almost certain that there will be a special election for Illinois' U.S. Senate seat simultaneous with the general election on November ...

Illinois Senate: Special Election Likely, Candidates Unclear

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Following a court ruling, it appears increasingly likely that Illinois voters will vote twice for U.S. Senator in November. One vote will be in the g...

Tribune Questions Mark Kirk's Recollection Of 1976 Boating Accident

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

When Rep. Mark Kirk was 16-years-old, he made headlines in local papers when a boat he was sailing capsized in Lake Michigan. Kirk, who reportedly a...

Very Expensive Invite: $30,000 Donation To DNC Required For Obama's Birthday Bash In Chicago

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Want to attend President Obama's birthday bash in Chicago? It'll cost you $30,000. Obama will be in his adopted hometown on August 5, headlining a f...

President Obama To Help Raise Money For Alexi Giannoulias As the Dem Trails Mark Kirk

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

President Obama is returning to Chicago in early August to help Democratic Senate candidate Alexi Giannoulias raise some much-needed campaign cash. ...

Roland Burris: If There's A Special Election, "I'm Running"

NBC Chicago | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Senator Burris, embattled ever since his appointment by former Gov. Blagojevich, spoke bitterly about his time in office and his inability to run for ...

Mark Kirk Ad Tying Giannoulias To BP Debunked...But He Stands By It

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Mark Kirk has been accused of lying quite often as of late--but that has not stopped him from making over the top remarks. This week, both PolitiFa...

Anti-Giannoulias Ad Not Being Aired By Chicago Comcast

Politico | Posted by Ben Smith 03:03 PM | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The Committee for Truth in Politics, a conservative group with a tongue-in-cheek name, an aversion to disclosure, and no public presence beyond its la...

WATCH: Mark Kirk Working To Repeal Health Care Law, Slams Stimulus

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Mark Kirk, who once vowed to "lead the effort" to repeal health care reform, may not be leading the way--but is supporting a Republican plan that woul...

Mark Kirk's Secret Supporter: Mitch McConnell

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell was in Quincy, Ill. Thursday raising money for Republican Senate candidate Mark Kirk--again telling supporters ...

Strange Bedfellows: Kirk And Quinn Vs. Alexi And Brady

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

An income tax issue has Republicans attacking Republicans and Democrats attacking Democrats at the tops of both parties' tickets in Illinois this week...

After Military Record Scandal, Kirk Trails In Poll For First Time Since March

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A new poll of the Illinois Senate race shows a virtual dead heat between Democrat Alexi Giannoulias and Republican Mark Kirk, with Giannoulias holding...

WATCH: Mark Kirk Won't Acknowledge Further Errors In Military Record

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Every day until November, the people of Illinois can expect mudslinging by the Democrats and Republicans running for office. The Senate race, however,...

Illinois GOP Calls Small Business 'Tax Cheats' While Bashing Giannoulias

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The Illinois Republican Party made an embarrassing gaffe on Thursday, falsely accusing Democratic Senate candidate Alexi Giannoulias of giving a speec...

Illinois Senate: 2010 Election BREAKING News

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Follow the latest news and discussion about the 2010 Illinois Senate race below. Email TwitterLists2010+ILSen@gmail.com if you know someone who shoul...

Mark Kirk: BP Should Drill In The Gulf, But Stay Away From Lake Michigan

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

As Mark Kirk campaigns on his love for Lake Michigan--and his efforts to protect the lake from Big Oil--his stance on BP seems to be a bit conflicted....

Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee To Assist Alexi Giannoulias

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

WASHINGTON---Sen. Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), the chair of the Senate Democratic political operation hit Chicago on Sunday to map fund-raising strategy wit...

Who Is Mark Kirk? Giannoulias Campaign Launches New Jeopardy-Style Website

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Election season is heating up, and every campaign is looking for a way to get out its message and define its opponent. In Illinois, Senate candidate ...

Mark Kirk Raised $2.3M This Spring; Spent $1.4M

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Mark Kirk's Senate campaign reports that he raised $2.3 million dollars in the spring quarter, despite weathering a scandal that appeared to damage hi...

WATCH: Mark Kirk Ads Move Past Military Record; Giannoulias Stays On It

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Mark Kirk's US Senate campaign made two ad buys Wednesday, hoping to move past the military record-embellishment scandal that has tarnished the candid...

New Poll: Illinois Senate, Governor's Races Show Little Movement In April

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A new poll released Friday by Rasmussen Reports showed little movement in the two ticket-topping races in Illinois. In the governor's race, Republica...

Axelrod: No One Is Trying To 'Muscle' Alexi Out Of Senate Race

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Alexi GIannoulias has been getting some much-needed backing from the White House in recent days. For months, since news broke that his family's Broad...

WATCH: Mark Kirk Attempts To Relaunch His Senate Campaign

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

After weeks of avoiding the media--even running through a hotel kitchen last week to dodge reporters--Republican Senate candidate Mark Kirk finally to...

WATCH: Obama Shows Giannoulias Some Love In Quincy

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A double-back-pat man-hug during President Obama's speech in Quincy Wednedsay was loud enough to silence an army of media doom-prognosticators. For d...