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Illinois Senate 2010

Mark Kirk's Tweets May Have Broken Military Rules

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Mark Kirk may have Tweeted himself into trouble last week. The Republican Congressman and Navy Reservist running to replace Roland Burris in the U.S....

Giannoulias Endorsed By Cullerton For U.S. Senate

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

State Treasurer Alexi Giannoulias unveiled another endorsement for his 2010 U.S. Senate campaign Friday. State Senate President John Cullerton announ...

Mark Kirk Backpedals On Climate Bill Vote After Pressure From Right

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Aspiring Senator and self-described moderate Republican Mark Kirk is fast backing away from his vote in favor of President Obama's cap-and-trade bill....

Durbin Aims To Stay Neutral In Senate Race

Daily Herald | Joseph Ryan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Durbin said he "doesn't think the field is complete at this point" for the senate race. Meanwhile, he isn't picking a horse....

Giannoulias Makes Senate Run Official, With Hat Tips To 'My Friend' Obama

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO (AP) -- Illinois' state treasurer formally announced Sunday that he'll run for President Barack Obama's old Senate seat. Democrat Alexi Giann...

Sam Stein

GOP Candidate For Obama's Seat Whacked Twice Over Bus Idea

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A simple letter to the editor written by Rep. Mark Kirk last week now has the Illinois Republican Senatorial hopeful in an uncomfortable spat over sti...

Cap'n Kirk Reporting for Duty

Shawn Healy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Shawn Healy

By positioning himself as a centrist removed from the scandalous Blagojevich years, Mark Kirk has a betting chance to wrestle away a Senate seat in a purple state that has trended blue.

Giannoulias Making Senate Run Official

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO (AP) -- Illinois Treasurer Alexi Giannoulias is formally announcing his bid for the U.S. Senate seat once held by President Barack Obama. Gia...

Quigley Endorses Giannoulias For Senate

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Democratic State Treasurer Alexi Giannoulias continues to rack up endorsements in the race to replace Roland Burris in the U.S. Senate. The latest is...

Mark Kirk Enters Senate Race, Looks To 'Restore Ethics And Integrity To Illinois'

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Republican Congressman Mark Kirk is running for the U.S. Senate seat once held by President Barack Obama. Kirk says Illinois has beco...

Mark Kirk Slammed By Giannoulias, Democrats After Entering Senate Race

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

U.S. Rep. Mark Kirk announced his candidacy for President Obama's former Senate seat Monday and Democrats wasted little time challenging the man consi...

Retired Judge Don Lowery Challenging Kirk For GOP Senate Nomination

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

MARION, Ill. (AP) -- A retired southern Illinois judge says he wants to be a U.S. senator. Sixty-two-year-old Don Lowery of Dixon Springs in Pope Cou...

Giannoulias Fundraising Leads Senate Candidates

Chicago Public Radio | Alex Keefe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Giannoulias' exploratory committee has about $1.6 million to spend on the 2010 election, according to papers filed this week with the Federal Election...

Mark Kirk Plans To Announce Senate Run Monday

AP/Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

U.S. Rep. Mark Kirk will finally make his long flirtation with a Senate run official Monday, according to numerous local reports. (See full AP story b...

Illinois GOP Clearing Senate Field: McKenna Won't Run If Mark Kirk Does, Kirk Announcement 'Soon'

AP | HENRY C. JACKSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Rep. Mark Kirk said Monday he expects to make an announcement about a run for statewide office soon - hours after the chairman of t...

Giannoulias Unveils Dozens Of Endorsements As Old Questions Resurface

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

State Treasurer Alexi Giannoulias is wasting no time maneuvering for front-runner status in the race to replace Roland Burris in the U.S. Senate in 20...

Burris Backer Anthony Williams Plans To Enter Senate Race

Chicago Public Radio | Sam Hudzik | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Illinois U.S. Senator Roland Burris' decision to stay out of the 2010 election has prompted one of his supporters to jump in the race. ...

Roland Burris Confirms: No Senate Run In 2010, Says It's About Money

AP | DEANNA BELLANDI and CHRISTOPHER WILLS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Embattled Sen. Roland Burris may have relieved Illinois Democrats of their biggest political headache and reduced Republican chances o...

Mark Kirk Denies Report He's Out Of Senate Race, Deciding Over Weekend

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

U.S. Rep. Mark Kirk is denying a report that he has decided not to run for the Senate in part to avoid a primary with the Illinois Republican Party Ch...

Giannoulias Raises Almost $2M Toward Senate Run

Chicago Sun-Times | Lynn Sweet | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Illinois Treasurer Alexi Giannoulias has raised $1.8 million for his Senate bid, while his likely Democratic rivals have zero dollars in their war che...

Burris Won't Run For Senate Seat In 2010

AP | HENRY C. JACKSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

WASHINGTON — Sen. Roland Burris, whose deep ties to former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich seemed to doom his Senate tenure from the start, will n...

Mark Kirk Planning Senate Run As Madigan Opts Out

Crain's Chicago Business | Greg Hinz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

North Shore Congressman Mark Kirk, R-Highland Park, has decided to run for the U.S. Senate, knowledgeable Republican sources are reporting. ...

Lisa Madigan Not Running For Senate Or Governor, Will Seek Reelection As Attorney General

AP | CHRISTOPHER WILLS and DEANNA BELLANDI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO (AP) -- Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan announced Wednesday that she's running for re-election instead of seeking higher office, a surp...

Andy McKenna, Illinois GOP Chief, Eyes Senate Run

Crain's Chicago Business | Greg Hinz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The head of the Illinois Republican Party is making a move to run for the U.S. Senate. Andy McKenna Jr. is due in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday to meet...

Cheryle Jackson Taking Step Toward Senate Run

Crain's Chicago Business | Greg Hinz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Chicago Urban League chief Cheryle Jackson is forming a U.S. Senate exploratory committee -- the last formal step before actually announcing her candi...