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Illinois Senate 2010

LISTEN: Obama Jokes About Rahm, Chicago At Drake Hotel Fundraiser

WBEZ | Produced by Associated Press on Friday, October 08, 2010 | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

President Barack Obama drew laughs at a fundraiser by poking fun at Chicago politics and the loss of his chief of staff, Rahm Emanuel, who quit this m...

Obama's In Town: Stumping For Alexi Tonight

AP | MARK S. SMITH | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Battling to keep his old Senate seat out of GOP hands, President Barack Obama on Thursday recalled the joy that swept his hometown bac...

IL-Sen: 46% Kirk (R), 42% Giannoulias (D) (Fox/Pulse 10/30)

Huffington Post | Carly Kinney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Fox News / Pulse Opinion Research 10/30/10; 1,000 likely voters, 3% margin of error Mode: Automated telephone interviews (Pulse release) Illinois ...

IL-Sen: 44% Giannoulias (D), 43% Kirk (R) (Rasmussen 10/11)

Huffington Post | Brad J Shannon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Rasmussen 10/11/10; 750 likely voters, 4% margin of error Mode: automated phone (Rasmussen article) Illinois 2010 Senate 44% Giannoulias (D), 43% Ki...

IL-Sen: 42% Kirk (R), 33% Giannoulias (D) (Fulcrum 9/29)

Huffington Post | Brad J Shannon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Fulcrum Campaign Strategies, for Kirk campaign 9/26/10 - 9/29/10; 900 likely voters, 3.3% margin of error Mode: Live phone interview POLITICO article ...

Amanda Terkel

Former Bush Pioneers Quietly Form Political Group Investing In Midwest Elections

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A political group based in Chicago known as the New Prosperity Foundation is attempting to help elect Republicans in the Midwest, attracting the suppo...

WATCH: Giannoulias Defends Tax Deductions On 'Morning Joe'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

By: CHRISTOPHER WILLS / The Associated Press SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- Democratic Senate candidate Alexi Giannoulias qualified for a huge tax deduction by...

WATCH: Mark Kirk Courts The Hispanic Vote

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Mark Kirk has released a new 30-second ad in which he addresses the Hispanic community directly -- in Spanish. (Scroll down to watch the ad.) The ne...

Burris Asks Supreme Court To Let Him Run In Special Senate Election

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

One of the most unpopular Senators in recent history is hoping to stay in his seat just a little longer. Roland Burris, whose approval ratings have b...

WATCH: Alexi's New Ad Features Obama Endorsement

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Illinois Senate candidate Alexi Giannoulias has released a new television spot, in which he takes a position that some other Democrats have been reluc...

Old 'Weapons Of Mass Destruction' Claims Come Back To Haunt Mark Kirk

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Now that Labor Day has passed, election season is in full swing. And in Illinois, polling shows the U.S. Senate race is beginning the fall in a dead h...

Amanda Terkel

GOP Senate Candidate Mark Kirk: Going After The Greeks

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

In recent months, Mark Kirk, the Republican U.S. Senate candidate from Illinois, has increasingly been bringing up the financial crisis in Greece as a...

Giannoulias Goes On The Offensive On Environment, Economy

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

As we approach Labor Day, the election season is starting to begin in earnest. And Illinois Senate candidate Alexi Giannoulias is coming out swinging....

Wes Clark Campaigns With Alexi, Attacks Kirk On Cap-And-Trade

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Going in to this fall's Senate race in Illinois, one major advantage for Republican Mark Kirk was his laudable record of military service. But that s...

Senate Candidates Agree On Debates; Kirk Still Says Alexi Is 'Hiding'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The two major-party candidates for U.S. Senate from Illinois have agreed to two debates, and appear likely to reach an agreement on several more. The...

Politicizing The Blagojevich Verdict

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

And you thought the Blagojevich verdict was about Rod Blagojevich. Since Tuesday afternoon, nearly everyone in Illinois politics has had something to...

New Poll: Kirk and Giannoulias Neck-And-Neck

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

About the only thing Mark Kirk and Alexi Giannoulias seem to have in common these days is their ugly polling numbers. According to a new Rasmussen ...

Bobby Rush: Alexi Giannoulias 'Just The Same Old Stuff' (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

With Barack Obama's former Senate seat in Illinois on the line this November, national Democrats have pulled together to try and hold the seat in the ...

Vote Often: Gov. Quinn Files Papers For Special Election To Replace Burris

AP | DEANNA BELLANDI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Vote early, vote often. It's an old joke in Illinois politics but state residents will be choosing twice in November to fill President...

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...

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 ...

Giannoulias WAY Behind In Fundraising, Trails Kirk By Millions

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

June should have been a great month for Illinois Senate candidate Alexi Giannoulias. On May 31, footage surfaced of his opponent, Republican Mark Kir...

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...