10th District Congressman Mark Kirk's campaign has released a new poll showing he maintains about a 22 point lead over Dem challenger Dan Seals after months of steady, if uninspired, campaigning by Seals. Also, as expected, DCCC has rolled in with the first of its attack ads, but puts up a sophomoric "Kirk = Bush" piece playing off Kirk as a "rubber stamp." The problem with this is that for anyone who knows Mark Kirk (which is a LOT of voters in the 10th District), they KNOW Kirk is anything but a rubber stamp. DCCC is going to have to do a lot better than this to drive down Kirk's stellar favorables (63%!)
I'm in the middle of trying to do some actual work today, so for now, I'll send you over to Capitol Fax Blog, where Rich Miller has a nice wrap-up and discussion going, including a link to the video, if you are curious to see a real hack piece. Check back here later for more.