Mark Kirk's file:
Kirk

Republican from Illinois

Mark Kirk is a U.S. senator from Illinois, having defeated Democratic State Treasurer Alexi Giannoulias for the seat formerly occupied by President Barack Obama in 2010. Kirk was formerly a U.S. congressman from Illinois’ 10th district.

Recent statements involving Mark Kirk

As state treasurer, Alexi Giannoulias "lost $73 million in our kids’ college savings."

"Mark Kirk: Lied about going to war. Opposed middle class tax cuts. And said unemployment’s not that big an issue."

"At his father's bank, Alexi made tens of millions in risky loans to convicted mobsters. Then, the bank collapsed."

"Alexi Giannoulias' top aide was a longtime BP lobbyist."

"According to the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office, the IRS would need to hire over 16,000 people ... to audit the American people and impose the new taxes and mandates" of the health care bill.

Recent stories featuring Mark Kirk

The art of going negative in Illinois:

In the race for President Obama's old Senate seat in Illinois, voters have seen a steady stream of negative ads. We checked in on the latest from Democrat Alexi Giannoulias and Republican Mark Kirk.

Accusations fly in campaign for Obama's old senate seat:

The race between Illinois state treasurer Alexi Giannoulias, a Democrat, and U.S. Rep. Mark Kirk, R-Ill., for a U.S. Senate seat has become downright nasty. We weigh in with a few fact checks from the competing attack ads.

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