After the Senate Democratic shop slammed Rep. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.)--who told people he will get in the Senate race--the National Republican Senatorial Committee rushed back a rebuttal on Thursday afternoon.
The following email was sent by the NRSC sent this afternoon to their grassroots email list in Illinois....
Dear Republican Friend,
We're not normally in the business of promoting our opponents' attacks ads but thought it was important for you to see this one because it makes clear that the Democrats are already running scared.
Clearly, in the aftermath of the Blagojevich corruption case, the Democrats recognize they are in trouble in Illinois and what an embarrassing prospect it would be to lose President Obama's Senate seat to a Republican next November - despite the advantage of having the President, his Chief of Staff and the second-most powerful United States Senator all calling the Prairie State home.
Mark Kirk hasn't even officially announced a Senate run, and already he is the target of vicious political attacks. That is because Republicans have a very real opportunity to win back this critical Senate seat next year. With your continued help and support
NRSC Executive Director
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