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Alexi Giannoulias

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...

Alexi Giannoulias Subpoenaed For Blagojevich Trial

AP | DEANNA BELLANDI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — U.S. Senate candidate Alexi Giannoulias said Sunday that he won't be hurt politically by his subpoena to testify at the corruption tri...

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...

Scott Brown Heads To Illinois, Hoping To Make Mark Kirk The Next...Scott Brown?

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Since he began his quest for the U.S. Senate seat formerly held by President Obama, five-term congressman Mark Kirk has been told that he could be the...

Illinois Senate Race: Voters Left With Choosing 'Lesser Of Two Evils'?

AP | CHRISTOPHER WILLS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Republican Mark Kirk has stepped on a political landmine of his own creation, leaving him as damaged as his Democratic oppon...

Kirk, Giannoulias Disagree On Which Way The Chicago River Should Flow

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

They've clashed over exaggerated resumes and alleged mob ties. Now Senate candidates Mark Kirk and Alexi Giannoulias disagree on which way the Chic...

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...

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...

Fiery Attacks Dominate 2010 Midterm Elections

AP | DAVID ESPO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Name-calling is a winner this campaign season. By a landslide. In Illinois, dueling political wordsmiths long ago cast the Senate ...

Sam Stein

Alexi Giannoulias, Illinois Senate Candidate, Pledges To Create Senate Progressive Caucus

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Illinois Democratic Senate candidate Alexi Giannoulias announced on Friday that if he wins in November, he will immediately spearhead the creation of ...

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 ...

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 ...

WATCH: New Giannoulias Ad Labels Mark Kirk As 'Unfit' For Office

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) -- In his most direct attack so far, U.S. Senate candidate Alexi Giannoulias is launching a television ad that accuses Republic...

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 ...

Obama's Ford Plant Visit Last Of Big Three Victory Tour, Touts Industry Turnaround

AP | DARLENE SUPERVILLE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Risking personal prestige and political capital, President Barack Obama took a high-profile plunge Thursday into the race for his form...

Aaron Schock Accuses Obama Of Hypocrisy For Pricey Fundraisers

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

President Obama will headline three fundraisers in Chicago today, and while Democrats are likely looking forward to bringing some serious cash in, Rep...

PHOTOS: Obama's Arrival In Chicago, Dinner With Oprah

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

President Obama arrived in his adopted hometown of Chicago Wednesday night, and kicked things off at River North's popular Graham Elliot restaurant. ...

Obama Could Raise Millions During Chicago Visit, Republicans Criticize President For Giannoulias Support

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

President Obama will arrive in his adopted hometown of Chicago Wednesday night, and after a birthday dinner with some close friends, he will move on t...

Quinn's Chatty Budget Director: Tax Hike Will Be Bigger Than Previously Reported

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Governor Pat Quinn is not having a good day. First, yet another poll was released that shows Republican Bill Brady leading Quinn 44-37. Then, the go...

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. ...