Its Official, Swearing in Mark Kirk (R-IlL) GOP Formally Takes Obama’s Old Senate Seat


The 2010 midterm elections was a clear message to Barack Obama and against his agenda and policies most symbolized by the lose of his old US Senate seat …

Due to the special election for the Illinois US Senate seat in the 2010 midterms, Republican Mark Kirk will be sworn in and formally taking the old seat formally held by President Barack Obama. As if the 2010 midterm elections were not enough of a shellacking for Obama and Democrats, losing the Illinois US Senate seats was especially embarrassing. Although Democrats maintained control of the US Senate, they did lose 6 seats.

Senate Republicans on Monday formally claimed President Obama’s former Senate seat with the swearing-in of Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.).

As is customary, Kirk was sworn in by Vice President Joe Biden twice — once on the Senate floor, which is closed to photographers, and again down the hall in the Old Senate Chamber, in front of the media. Questions from reporters were not allowed.

A five-term congressman whose district stretched north of the Chicago area, along Lake Michigan, Kirk beat out Illinois state treasurer Alexi Giannoulias (D) on Nov. 2 with 56 percent of the vote, after a bitter contest marked by inartful campaigns on both sides.

Because the campaign was a special election to fill out the remainder of Obama’s elected term in the Senate, Kirk is allowed to participate in the lame-duck session. Paperwork delays prevented him from being seated earlier.

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  • Comments

    3 Responses to “Its Official, Swearing in Mark Kirk (R-IlL) GOP Formally Takes Obama’s Old Senate Seat”

    1. bandit on November 30th, 2010 12:39 pm

      It’s not Obama’s seat – it’s the people’s seat.

    2. SULLY on November 30th, 2010 7:06 pm

      I fear him a lot–but only because I’m a taxpayer.

    3. Susan Grant on December 1st, 2010 4:20 pm

      Barack Hussein Sotero Obama sitting in OUR White House is the results of politically uninformed, uneducated voters being allowed near a ballot box.
      He has done NOTHING since taking office except to find more ways to destroy this great country from within, crank up the unemployment numbers,push his communist agenda and of course, always looking out for his ‘Chicago thug commie buddies’ and chipping away at OUR rights, OUR freedoms and OUR liberties. We, The Peopl have had enough BHSO and we need to Hope we can CHANGE his mailing address in 2012 and begin the process of repairing the damage he has done with his lack of political intellectual capacities.

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