I'd have to say that for Republicans of all stripes, the fact that President Obama himself is becoming concerned about the likely prospect of Congressman Mark Kirk winning the GOP nomination for U.S. Senate in Illinois is a pretty darn good reason to vote for Kirk.
Despite having numerous challengers, it appears that no other GOP contender for the nomination is keeping Obama up at night wondering how it's going to look if the Dems lose this seat, especially given the weaknesses of likely Dem nominee Alexi Giannoulias (who, if Obama has forgotten, is a former banker, which is now the latest reviled profession that Obama is seeking to turn into the populist scapegoat for all of our economic problems).
Fox News stated:
Kirk, a social moderate who's recast himself as a fiscal conservative, has been largely unchallenged in the GOP primary set for Feb. 2 and is now viewed as a threat by Democrats.
Even Obama has been asking questions about the race.
"Naturally I won't share the details, but he is following this race closely and talking about November," said Illinois Democratic Sen. Dick Durbin.
Yup, it sounds like they are a little worried. What, no mention of Patrick Hughes? Go figure.