Kirk To Run For President Obama's Old Ill. Senate Seat

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Stay up-to-date with KAKE News:

Republican Congressman Mark Kirk is running for the U.S. Senate seat once held by President Barack Obama.

Kirk says Illinois has become a laughingstock since Democrat Roland Burris was appointed to the Senate seat by former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich, who's accused of trying to sell that seat.

During an interview on Chicago's WLS Radio on Monday, Kirk said he's announcing his candidacy and hopes to "restore ethics and integrity to Illinois government." Kirk says Burris hasn't been able to be effective in Washington because of the controversy over his appointment and it's time to change that.

Kirk is serving his fifth term in Congress from Illinois' 10th Congressional District, which stretches north of Chicago to almost Wisconsin and borders Lake Michigan.


Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus
KAKE TV 1500 N. West Street Wichita, KS 67203-1323 (316) 943-4221
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 51219277 - kake.com/a?a=51219277