Wrote Taranto: There are "social policies" on which blacks tend to be more liberal than whites--crime, welfare, racial preferences--but these are not the ones that divide moderate and conservative Republicans. Plainly Kirk is referring chiefly to abortion and also, perhaps, to same-sex marriage and other matters involving homosexuality. On these questions blacks tend to be, if anything, somewhat more conservative than whites.
A RepublicanKirk was previously a member of the U. House of Representativesrepresenting Illinois's 10th congressional district. Kirk is a social liberal and fiscal conservative.
Mark Kirk reversed course Tuesday and announced his support for gay marriage, entering a contentious national debate and providing potential political cover for Illinois House GOP members who may soon vote on the issue back home. While running for Senate inKirk supported civil unions but opposed same-sex marriage. The change of heart drew criticism from some social conservative groups that have clashed with the moderate Kirk.
Senator from Illinois. Senator from the state and the sixth black U. Senator in the history of the United States.
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Burris has long been seen as steady, deliberate, even boring. For all his accomplishments — he was the first African-American elected to statewide office in Illinois, as comptroller and later as attorney general — Mr. Burris, a former tax accountant and bank examiner, has never quite been regarded as a political star.
Cheryl Corley. After college, he entered Chicago's banking world, becoming a vice president in eight years. Appointed as aide to Democratic Gov. Dan Walker in and led General Services department until '
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Representative Mark Kirk likely to win the Republican nomination easily. One poll showed Kirk trailing Giannoulias if the two face off — but only narrowly. Because Kirk has been in the House of Representatives sinceand because of his moderate stances on some issues, he is less able to take advantage of the anti-incumbent fervor among some voters that likely helped Brown. Two other Senate seats where Democratic incumbents are not running again — in Delaware and North Dakota — are likely to switch to the Republican column, while four Republican-held Senate seats are considered toss-ups, the Cook Report said.