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Kirk's Ex To Become Advisor After Ripping Top Consultant

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Just weeks after publicly saying she did not support her ex-husband's shift to the right on certain issues, Kimberly Vertolli has signed on as an advi...

Mark Kirk: Drug Wars In Mexico Have Impact In Illinois

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

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 b...

Mark Kirk Votes AGAINST Jobs Bill He Supported Yesterday

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

UPDATED with Mark Kirk's Response: On Monday, Republican Senate candidate and Congressman Mark Kirk held a press conference, telling reporters he ...

Mark Kirk Loses Endorsements From Two Environmental Groups

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The Sierra Club and the League of Conservation Voters -- both of which have endorsed Republican Rep. Mark Kirk in the past -- will announce today they...

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...

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 ...

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,...

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....

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: Giannoulias Ad Rips Mark Kirk For Avoiding Media

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

It's been nearly a month since Mark Kirk has addressed the controversy surrounding misstatements made about his military service and teaching career. ...

Mark Kirk Runs From Reporters After Speech

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

After addressing the Metropolitan Planning Council Monday, embattled Republican Senate candidate Mark Kirk allegedly ran from reporters and slipped ou...

Mark Kirk Returns Campaign Cash To Goldman Sachs, Giannoulias Camp Says Kirk Puts Wall Street First

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

After months of grilling Alexi Giannoulias for his family's bank woes, Republican Senate candidate Mark Kirk has his own mess to deal with: the thousa...

Biden To Headline Giannoulias Fundraiser In Chicago

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Joe Biden will be in Chicago next week to help raise money for Illinois Senate candidate Alexi Giannoulias. The Chicago Sun-Times' Lynn Sweet reports...

WATCH: Kirk Launches New Ad Attacking Giannoulias' Broadway Bank Problems

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Just days after Alexi Giannoulias accused his opponent for Illinois Senate Mark Kirk of being "obsessed" with talking about Broadway Bank's problems, ...

Alexi: Mark Kirk Is 'Obsessed' With Talking About Broadway Bank

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The troubles surrounding Alexi Giannoulias' family bank have put a dark cloud over his campaign in recent weeks, but during a Monday press conference,...

Giannoulias Campaign Trying to Control Message

New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Alexi Giannoulias's campaign for the United States Senate has something rare in politics: advance notice that a disaster is about to strike, and time ...

Mark Kirk Cited By Department Of Defense For Campaigning While On Active Duty, Punishable By Jail And Discharge

Will Guzzardi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

In the latest twist in the ever-growing Mark Kirk military service fiasco, the Illinois Senate candidate appears to have violated military regulations...

Mark Kirk Voices Concern Over RNC Spending As He Tries To Appeal To 'Moderate' Voters

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

On Thursday, Republican Congressman Mark Kirk appeared with doctors and patients at the University of Illinois Chicago College of Medicine to discuss ...

Rachel Maddow: Mark Kirk 'Has Made Up An Amazing Array Of Stuff' (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Rachel Maddow once again brought up Illinois Senate candidate Mark Kirk on her show Monday night, saying that his history of "misstatements" about his...

Kirk Reports Raising $2.2 Million For Senate Race, Giannoulias Camp Calls Money 'Services Rendered' For Corporate Interests

CNN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Rep. Mark Kirk, the Illinois Republican seeking President Obama's old Senate seat, raised $2.2 million in the first quarter of 2010, and has more than...

Mark Kirk's Foreign Policy Flaps: Exaggeration Goes Beyond Military Service Record

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

After more than a week of being grilled about his embellished military record, Illinois Senate candidate Mark Kirk is now being questioned about some ...

Mark Kirk Denies Gay Rumors Again In Awkward Exchange With Reporter (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Days after a blogger known for outing closeted gay politicians reported that embattled Illinois Congressman Mark Kirk was gay, Kirk awkwardly denied t...

Damage Control: Kirk Sorry For Military Embellishments

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

It has been a rough week for Republican Illinois Senate candidate Mark Kirk. At first, he wrote off the Washington Post story about his touted but nev...

Mark Kirk Admits To ANOTHER False Military Record Claim

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The hits keep on coming for Republican Illinois Senate hopeful Mark Kirk, who has now corrected a second misrepresentation of his military service rec...

Mark Kirk Gay Rumor Reignited By Blogger Who Outed Larry Craig

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Illinois Rep. Mark Kirk has had a dramatic few days, and now a popular gay blogger known for outing politicians claims to have sources confirming that...