Illinois Primaries:Mark Kirk Wins Big Over Patrick Hughes for Republican Nomination for Obama’s Old Senate Seat
Barack Obama’s old Senate seat in play in 2010 … how embarrassing and damaging would that be to lose The One’s former seat?
Mark Kirk wins big in The Land of Lincoln as with 68% of the unofficial voted counted, Kirk had 57% of the vote as compared to the next closest candidate Patrick Hughes with 19%.
“The people of Illinois now see the arrogance of a one-party state,” Kirk said. “And this election will show we will not surrender to their dangerous cynicism of low expectations. Because we are Americans and we can do anything.”
“We all know that over the past year a quiet despair has descended on the State of Illinois.
A governor arrested, a senator seat disgraced, corruption rampant, unemployment rising and families struggling. The people of Illinois now see the arrogance of a one-party state,” Kirk said.
The Democrat primary was hard fought as the two candidates bloodied each other leaving winner Giannoulias some what wounded for the general Senate election.
State Treasurer Alexi Giannoulias beat back a strong challenge from former City Inspector General David Hoffman for the Democratic nomination for U.S. Senate from Illinois — the former seat of President Obama.
However, what do we really have coming out of the Primaries … Michelle Malkin refers to it as “Lame and Lamer.” In the end all a victor by Kirk will do is add to the Republican tally election eve, whether he will actually be a Republican that the country is presently looking for is quite another question.
Can Kirk pull off the same type of miracle in Illinois as Scott Brown did in Massachusetts? Maybe, but it will not have quite the same ring to it from the moderate Republican. What will be clear though if Kirk was to win the Illinois Senate election this November is Barack Obama will have a tough time spinning the result.