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Brown Visits Kirk

Massachusetts Senator Scott Brown --the Republican who succeeded Ted Kennedy-- is in town fundraising for Mark Kirk today.

In conservative states a visit by Brown might come off as a risk but in Illinois a visit from one of the more moderate Republican senators can only help Kirk, even if he has kept a slight lead in the polls.

The visit will help Kirk's street cred among moderates and non-Tea Party conservatives in Illinois --a constituency that's much more important to a Kirk victory than hard right conservatives would be in, say, Kentucky.

On a related note, Sarah Palin recently said that Alaskans wouldn't stand for Brown's voting record --which she referred to as "antics"-- if he were a senator from her home state.

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Parents Still Steaming, but About More Than Just Boilers

By Phil Huckelberry / 2 Comments

It's now been 11 days since the carbon monoxide leak which sent over 80 Prussing Elementary School students and staff to the hospital. While officials from Chicago Public Schools have partially answered some questions, and CPS CEO Forrest Claypool has informed that he will be visiting the school to field more questions on Nov. 16, many parents remain irate at the CPS response to date. More...


Substance, Not Style, the Source of Rahm's Woes

By Ramsin Canon / 2 Comments

It's not surprising that some of Mayor Emanuel's sympathizers and supporters are confusing people's substantive disputes with the mayor as the effect of poor marketing on his part. It's exactly this insular worldview that has gotten the mayor in hot... More...

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