Mark Kirk, Republican nominee for U.S. Senate, has campaigned on his opposition to what he calls "Speaker Pelosi's trillion-dollar stimulus plan."
Now he's got a plan for some of that stimulus money: Kirk wants $25 million a year for more investigations into Illinois corruption, according to an Associated Press report.
From the story:
The congressman and U.S. Senate candidate says using the money in Illinois would be helpful because he says Illinois taxpayers pay a "corruption tax."
Ousted Gov. Rod Blagojevich's corruption trial starts this summer, and former Gov. George Ryan is serving time in a federal prison for corruption.
The announcement comes as Kirk moves to take the ethical high road on a separate issue. After the SEC announced that it is suing Wall Street powerhouse Goldman Sachs for fraud, Kirk announced that he would return the more than $20,000 in contributions he has taken from Goldman employees this campaign cycle.