Illinois Rep. Mark Steven Kirk hopes he is going to be part of a GOP trend in which moderate Republicans beat the odds in decidedly blue states.
Based on the warm reception conservative party chairmen gave the GOP Senate candidate last week during the Illinois State Fair, the Illinois Republican could do just that against his Democratic opponent, state Treasurer Alexi Giannoulias.
“How good did you feel when [Republican Sen.] Scott Brown was elected? I would say don’t let Massachusetts voters have all the fun,” Kirk said while speaking at a breakfast attended by GOP candidates and county chairmen at the Northfield Inn in Springfield on Aug. 19.
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