Tag: Mark Kirk

Tammy Duckworth is Rahm Emanuel's handmaiden

Missing from most of the coverage of the race to represent Illinois in the U.S. Senate is the history of Duckworth’s rise to her exulted position as the Democratic party’s candidate. No, I don’t mean her past cushy and questionable jobs in the Illinois and federal veterans administration. It is the fact that she was and... Read more »

Tammy Duckworth, a tool of Wall Street

In her campaign to become the U.S. Senator from Illinois, Rep. Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.) is doing her best to paint her Republican opponent, incumbent Mark Kirk,  as a tool of Wall Street. “Mark Kirk has spent 16 years in Washington doing whatever the Wall Street banks and corporate special interests that fund his campaigns want... Read more »

Is Tammy Duckworth a sure bet to beat Mark Kirk for Illinois' Senate seat?

This article originally appeared in June 27, 2016 issue of The Weekly Standard: Down-Ballot Blues Can Mark Kirk escape the Trump taint? Distant newsrooms have sent word to Chicago that Republican moderate Mark Kirk is dead meat in his bid to win a second term as Illinois’s junior senator. He reliably tops newspaper lists of... Read more »

Mr. Obama, give us your best shot for the new Supreme Court justice

Bring it on. Republicans shouldn’t be afraid of who President Barack Obama will nominate to replace the late Justice Antonin Scalia on the U.S. Supreme Court. I say, Mr. President,  send the best ya got. Find someone, if you can, that won’t anger the radical left or the hard right. See if you can follow... Read more »

Pat Quinn Will Name Jan Schakowsky to Kirk's Senate Seat

No, no! A thousand times no! Is Pat Hickey joking, or has he cleverly dropped the dime on a rumor that he has picked up and is attempting to shortstop even the thought of making the appointment?

Sen. Mark Kirk inexcusably silent about South Suburban Airport

For decades, transportation planners, politicians and others have been talking about relieving the jam-packed O’Hare Airport by building a new one in the south suburbs. Under the leadership of Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., Bensenville, Elk Grove Village and others, a private investor/builder/operator was found to partner with government, to the extent that it would cost... Read more »

Conservatives coming around to Mark Kirk

The view from inside the Beltway: By Jessica Brady, Roll Call 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... Read more »

Kirk apologizes

At last, GOP Senate candidate Mark Kirk faced the press for a lengthy Q&A. Here is an early report of today’s press conference from Politico.

Mark Kirk's military history: 3 views

Mark Kirk's military history: 3 views
The views are from (1) those who believe the Illinois Republican candidate for U.S. Senate, Mark Kirk, has exaggerated his military record; (2) those who think that he is getting a bum rap, and (3) mine.Here is a clarification from Kirk himself about the honors he has received from his military service. Here is an... Read more »

Illinois Senate: Kirk 46%, Giannoulias 38%

Rep. Mark Kirk’s lead in the race for the Illinois U.S. Senate seat has increased moderately as the damage done to Alexi Giannoulias’ campaign by his family’s Broadway Bank failure seems to be hitting home with voters.The latest Rasmussen poll reported: Kirk now attracts 46% support in Illinois’ race for the U.S. Senate, up from... Read more »