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Mark Kirk To Face Third-Party Conservative Challenge?

Chicagoist | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

"Kirk would be very wise to listen to what some of the conservatives have to say," Family-PAC's Paul Caprio told Hinz. "There are a lot of people who ...

Illinois Senate Hopefuls Spent Big Money During Final Months Of Primary

Chicago Current | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Now that campaign staffers are enjoying Presidents Day, it's a good time to reflect on how U.S. Senate candidates fared during the primary election. ...

Mark Kirk's Stance On Don't Ask, Don't Tell Dubbed 'Outdated' And 'Out Of Touch'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

As Senator John McCain and Congressman Mark Kirk gathered for a closed-door fundraiser and talk on foreign policy in Chicago Friday morning, Democrat ...

Mark Kirk On Social Security: Where Does He Stand?

Talking Points Memo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Democratic operatives are targeting four House Republicans running for Senate - attempting to put them on the spot on whether they support the privati...

John McCain In Chicago Supporting Mark Kirk (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Senator John McCain and Congressman Mark Kirk gathered for a closed-door fundraiser and talk on foreign policy in Chicago Friday morning, where McCain...

John McCain Defends Sarah Palin's Hand Notes, Says A Teleprompter's Worse (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

While visiting Chicago to support Mark Kirk, John McCain took a moment to defend Sarah Palin's widely mocked crib notes, written on her hand during th...

Alexi Giannoulias: Dick Durbin To Head Alexi's Senate Campaign

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Alexi Giannoulias has found a powerful ally to serve as the chairman of his campaign. Senator Dick Durbin, Illinois's other senator and the second-ra...

James Warren: Can Republicans Capitalize In November?

New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Votes in the Illinois primary elections on Tuesday were being counted just as ABC started the final season of "Lost." The state's Republican Party, ma...

Kirk Giannoulias Poll: After Illinois Senate Primary, Mark Kirk Up Six Over Alexi Giannoulias

Rasmussen Reports | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Republican Mark Kirk holds a modest 46% to 40% lead over Democrat Alexi Giannoulias in the race for the Illinois Senate following Tuesday's party prim...

Jeremy Binckes

Low Turnout May Put Democrats At Risk For Midterms, Pollster Says | Jeremy Binckes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

An unusually low turnout in Tuesday's Illinois Democratic primary worries Democratic pollsters who fear that a strong Republican turnout -- combined w...

Alexi Giannoulias: Scott Lee Cohen News 'Deeply Disturbing,' Cohen Should Step Down

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Alexi Giannoulias has strong words for Scott Lee Cohen. Cohen, the Democratic nominee for Lieutenant Governor, has come under renewed media scrutiny ...

Illinois Senate 2010: Mark Kirk Attacked In New VoteVets Ad

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

After Tuesday's primary sealed the deal for a Mark Kirk and Alexi Giannoulias face off in November's election for U.S. Senate, the two have wasted no ...

Rep. Boehner Embraces Extremism: "No Difference" Between GOP And Tea Party

Matt Finkelstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Matt Finkelstein

House Minority Leader John Boehner has become the latest GOP leader to reach out to the right-wing Tea Party movement.

Illinois Primary 2010: Tea Partiers Downplay Rebuke At Polls

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Lost in the coverage of the extremely tight Republican and Democratic governor's primaries, and the upcoming Giannoulias/Kirk showdown for Senate, wer...

Twelve Percent of the People Have Spoken

Matt Farmer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Matt Farmer

I started to doze off around 10:00 p.m. while Alexi Giannoulias was giving his acceptance speech. I'll have to double-check the transcript, but this is what I thought I heard.

Giannoulias And Kirk Means Illinois Senator Will No Longer Be Black

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Illinoisans have nine months to decide who will replace Roland Burris in the U.S. Senate. But we know one thing, as NBC Chicago pointed out Wednesday ...

The Mark Kirk We Know

Steve Sheffey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Sheffey

Rep. Mark Kirk (R-IL) has been my Congressman since he was elected in 2000. Tonight, he won the Republican primary for U.S. Senate. The other Presiden...

Alexi Giannoulias: No Call Yet From White House | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Speculation over how much support the White House is prepared to give to the Illinois Democratic Senate Nominee Alexi Giannoulias has already begun. S...

Mark Kirk Is AIPAC's Million Dollar Baby

MJ Rosenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
MJ Rosenberg

Mark Kirk is a pure Israel-firster. For Kirk, Israel can do no wrong. Add to that that he sits on the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Foreign Operations where he brings home the bacon for Israel big time.

Alexi Giannoulias, Mark Kirk Already Campaigning In Illinois Senate Race (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The votes were still coming in from Tuesday's primary election, but Mark Kirk and Alexi Giannoulias were already looking to November on Wednesday. As...

Mark Kirk Wins Illinois Senate Republican Primary, Will Face Alexi Giannoulias (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

As expected, Mark Kirk handily won the GOP nomination for U.S. Senate from Illinois, defeating his closest challenger Patrick Hughes by a landslide. ...

Mark Kirk Big Winner In GOP Senate Race

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

U.S. Rep. Mark Kirk easily coasted to victory in today's Republican primary for the U.S. Senate seat once held by Barack Obama. With 33 percent of the...

Illinois Election Results 2010: Primary Results Still Coming In

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Nearly all the votes are in from Illinois's Tuesday primaries, and the results remained murky Wednesday morning. On the Senate side, things are actu...

Cook County Voter Turnout Was Extremely Low

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Election officials called Tuesday's poor voter turnout in Chicago "very, very unfortunate" as more than 70 percent of registered voters did not bother...

Illinois Primary Election 2010: Voting Begins In Governor, US Senate, Local Races

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Voting is underway in the 2010 Illinois primaries, as locals battle the snow and head to their polling places to decide some closely-watched county, s...