Yes, Mark Kirk Is Disabled, But He’s Also the Best Candidate for Illinois

“Politics ain’t bean-bag.” That expression has long been used to describe the rough-and-tumble nature of politics, which has long been dominated by negative ads and underhanded tactics in an attempt to gain an edge. It dates back to 1895, when Mr. Dooley—a fictional Irish bartender that author Finley Dunne used as a prop to express…
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Illinois Senate Race Provides a Study in Contrasts Over VA Leadership

Illinois’ Senator Mark Kirk knows he has a fight on his hands. Nearly every news outlet has Johnson on the top of their “Senate seats most likely to flip” list. The Hill says “he faces the steepest climb going into the general election,” the Washington Post says he “is Republicans’ most vulnerable incumbent this cycle,”…
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Democrats’ Finding Innovative Ways to Fail in Race for Senate Majority

Democrats have a primary problem. In a year where Democrats should be uniting and playing offense in an effort to retake the Senate, bitter primaries in unexpected races have erupted, leaving them Democrats to fight amongst themselves rather than fight for voters. POLITICO reports on the intra-party skirmishes: Democrats would prefer not to have [Ohio…
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Contentious Primaries are Dinging Democrats 2016 Senate Hopes

The 2016 presidential race continues to make for great headlines. With this many candidates and this many personalities being given nearly infinite opportunities to say something intriguing, bombastic or gaffe-worthy, it’s no surprise that the media is having a field day. Given the tabloid-like behavior of the news media today it’s little surprise that Democrats…
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