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Michael van der Galien

Here Comes Kirk: Illinois Going Republican?

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Posted on January 31 2010 10:54 am
Michael van der Galien was born in the Dutch city of Leeuwarden in 1984. For as long as he can remember, he has been obsessed with the United States. When he was 17 years old, he started blogging - of course about America. His articles have been published at Big Hollywood, Pajamas Media, Hot Air (the GreenRoom) and Right Across The Atlantic. He's also an editor for the Dutch conservative blog, De Dagelijkse Standaard.
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by The Daily Caller

Despite some recent figures from Public Policy Polling suggesting that Democratic primary hopeful Alexi Giannoulias now leads Republican primary front-runner Mark Kirk by an eight point margin in a hypothetical general election showdown, it hasn’t exactly been a great couple of weeks for Democrats hoping to retain control of President Obama’s former Senate seat in Illinois.

Kirk, whose pro-choice beliefs and U.S. House vote for the cap-and-trade bill have raised some concerns among conservative voters, is benefiting from recent controversy surrounding Giannoulias, the popular state treasurer who was endorsed by President Obama for the post. The family-owned Broadway Bank, which brought Giannoulias the wealth and expertise vital to his political career, has now become a serious political liability for the candidate after what the New York Times calls the “precipitous implosion of the bank’s finances.”

Read more at The Daily Caller.

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