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Below, release from Kirk...

Kirk Launches Statewide Tour Focused on Economic Growth, Job Creation and Health Care

Pledges to work with small business owners, family farmers, and local leaders to build an agenda that restores honest government and spurs economic growth

ROCKFORD, IL - Five-term Congressman and Navy veteran Mark Kirk, the leading Republican candidate for U.S. Senate, today launched a four-week statewide tour to discuss the economy, health care and veterans issues with key leaders in communities across Illinois.

"With spending out of control and our medical rights threatened, the people of Illinois deserve a Senator who will fight for jobs and the doctor-patient relationship," Congressman Kirk said. "I look forward to working with community leaders, small business owners and family farmers to build an agenda that restores honest government, spurs economic growth, and improves the quality of life for Illinois families."

In Rockford, Kirk met with elected officials, small business owners, and community leaders to discuss his efforts to cut taxes, reign in spending and lower health care costs without compromising the doctor-patient relationship.

Kirk's statewide tour will take him to Metropolis, Cairo, Harrisburg, Champaign, DeKalb, Moline, Peoria, Decatur, Sullivan, Chatham, Mattoon, Effingham, Carbondale, Marion, and more.

"Agriculture remains the backbone of the Illinois economy," said Kirk, who was born in Champaign, lived in Chatham and went to school in Carlinville. "From FutureGen to ethanol to biodiesel, I will be a Senator who backs family farmers and works to create high-paying jobs in Illinois."


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Where and when? His website doesn't say anything at all and it's impossible to find info elsewhere.

Why is Mark Kirk being so secretive about where he's going to be rallying?

Was he spooked by the few middle-aged people who want him to support real health care reform when they showed up to his announcement rally?

Is he afraid of the right-wingers who've been bombarding other town hall meetings across the country and acting like rowdy little kids?

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