Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Fiscal Issues a Winner for Mark Kirk in U.S. Senate Bid

Investor's Business Daily takes a look at how fiscal and economic issues, especially spending and the deficit, are likely to play out in the upcoming mid-term elections. As to the Illinois race for the U.S. Senate seat once held by Barack Obama, Investor's had this to say about front-runner Congressman Mark Kirk:

Rep. Mark Kirk, R-Ill., is vying for the Senate seat formerly held by Obama and currently held by Democrat Roland Burris, who isn't running. Kirk's main GOP rival is conservative businessman Patrick Hughes. With less than a week to go before the Feb. 2 primary, polls show Hughes gaining little ground. Money is a key factor. But Kirk also has stressed issues that play well to conservative voters.

"It's all about fiscal responsibility with the (tea party folks)," said Greg Blankenship, president of the conservative Illinois Alliance for Growth. "Kirk has been pounding home that theme. He has signed a pledge to not raise taxes, and he doesn't have a terrible record on those issues. That puts him in good stead with the Republican Party of Illinois."

Yup. It's the economy, stupids.

h/t Illinois Alliance for Growth, which also takes a dig at how and why conservative candidate Patrick Hughes has failed to make any headway against Kirk.


Anonymous said...

Well of course Hughes hasn't made any headway against the exceptional Congressman Kirk. When you don't vote in several elections, have no experience as an elected official whether it be school board, park district, city how can you think you are ready for prime time in the US Senate. His supporters who convinced him to run for one of the top positions in the US government were thinking of their own special interests and not the interests of the people of the State of Illinois. Here's to Mark Kirk's primary victory one week from tonight!

Baxter and Beau's Mom

Anonymous said...

TA, why you keep flogging the Patrick Hughes angle is beyond me(?) There is no interest here as Hughes has never had a chance. It's boring, basically. Lets start discussing the fun races where there is some real competitive excitement, like the 10th.

Crazy4glf said...

Fiscal issues except for any spending that falls under the headings of pre-emptive strikes and tax cuts to the wealthy.

Puts a hole in the theory espoused here.