Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Kirk Polls Shows Good Lead Over Giannoulias

In a blue state like Illinois, this wasn't supposed to happen. But things are looking good for Congressman Mark Kirk, who is running for the U.S. Senate seat currently occupied by Blagojevich appointee Roland Burris.

The Hill reports that the Kirk campaign conducted a set of automated polls that showed Kirk with a seven-point lead over Democratic front-runner Alexi Giannoulias, and gigantic leads over his GOP primary opponents.

In other news:

Cadigan: GOP 10th District hopeful attorney Bill Cadigan was on Jeff Berkowitz's show Public Affairs. Read the interview here.

401 (kids): Mark Kirk thinks that given the problems with Illinois' Bright Start college savings plan, a "401 (kids)" plan that puts investment choices in the hands of families, and takes it out of the government's hands, is a good idea. But, even he admits that this fine idea may go nowhere in a Democratic Congress, given the reluctance of Dems to release power over the lives of people once they grab it.

Pass the ammunition: Mark Kirk is also making headlines for his stance on Afghanistan, where he believes that we need to quickly power-up the troop levels to avoid stagnation in that war:

As Rep. Mark Kirk, R-Ill., a reserve Naval intelligence officer, puts it, "A cruise-control policy will end up in a long, bloody holding action. And democracies are not into long, bloody holding actions. We are into `victory or pull out.'

"We have been in this for eight years. If you put this mission on cruise control, people will lose faith in it, even the military will lose faith in it, and that leads to defeat," he said.


Anonymous said...

Great post, great news, it sure helps brighten the way ahead, but just know that this is FAR from a slam dunk, far from over, and nobody should be nuts enough to think that the Obama-maniacs who idolize that guy and all he stands for will let this Senate Seat go to Mark Kirk without a lot of shenanigans and worse. But the Kirk team is and will be ready for whatever is coming. Cheers for the team that our great Congressman has in place. You won't find a better, more cohesive, well organized and dedicated group of professionals and super volunteers. Now it's up to the rest of us who want this win more than anything else. Call the campaign office and get on board today. This Senate seat IS winnable by Mark Kirk.

The Libertyville News Blog said...

It's great to wake up and read this great news! I can't wait until Illinois has real representation in the U.S. Senate... it's been way too long....

Anonymous said...

Kirk looks like our next senator

Anonymous said...

In a solid blue state like Illinois, the reason Mark Kirk and Beth Coulson will win is because they are first team Republicans running against Democratic second stringers. The Democrats have no one to blame but themselves.