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Daily Herald Endorses Mark Kirk
...During the 10 years we've supported him as a congressman from the suburban 10th District, we have admired Kirk's knowledge of the issues and his willingness to shake the shackles of partisanship and look at issues from a broad perspective. He is, indeed, “Mr. Independent as several analyses of his votes during that time will attest.
He is a self-described fiscal conservative and that's what we think Illinois and the country needs as we face a soaring federal deficit and a national debt of an astounding $13 trillion. He lays out a plan to curb out-of-control spending while also helping small business owners in particular get back on their feet.
His independence is most evident in social issues in which he stakes out a more moderate record. He favors a woman's right to choose and he broke with his party on stem-cell research. He also is more environmentally aware than many of his Republican counterparts.
Kirk was a leader among GOP moderates in the House and his effectiveness working with both sides of the aisle sets him apart. That's the Kirk we know and the Kirk we expect in the upper chamber.
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