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Below, release from DSCC...


DSCC RELEASES "ENOUGH IS ENOUGH" - NEW WEBVIDEO BRINGS TO LIGHT MARK KIRK'S LONGSTANDING HABIT OF CATERING TO SPECIAL INTERESTS

DC Insider Kirk's First Event Of General Election Was With Former DC Mega Lobbyist Haley Barbour

Kirk Takes Thousands Of Dollars From Special Interests, Then Turns Right Around And Votes For Them In Congress

"Enough Is Enough" Found HERE


Today, the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee released "Enough is Enough," a new web video bringing to light Congressman Mark Kirk's longstanding habit of catering to the special interests. Though two-faced Congressman Kirk says he will fight for those who can't afford a lobbyist, the truth is that Kirk stands with DC insiders and the special interests, holding his first campaign event of the general election with DC mega lobbyist Haley Barbour. While Barbour lobbies for big energy and big insurance companies, Kirk takes thousands of dollars in donations from the same special interests and votes to give them tax breaks and against reigning in abuses practices. The DSCC is urging Illinois residents to call Congressman Kirk and tell him that they have had enough with him and his DC insider habit of catering to the special interests.

"The fact that Congressman Kirk brought in his BFF, mega lobbyist Haley Barbour to kick-off his general election campaign says all you need to know about candidate Kirk," said DSCC National Press Secretary Deirdre Murphy. "Kirk and Barbour are both DC insiders, who advocated tirelessly for the failed policies that drove our country into recession, and now they show no sign of backing down from playing the same old Washington games. The people of Illinois are tired of Kirk's habit of palling around with lobbyists and taking thousands from special interests, and it's why his political career will come to a close this November."

Two-faced Congressman Mark Kirk and former mega lobbyist Haley Barbour are both entrenched Washington insiders who have consistently put Wall Street over Main Street. Barbour's insider resume includes a stint as the Chairman of the Republican National Committee, Chairman of the Republican Governor's Association, Governor of Mississippi, and a big time, mega lobbyist in DC. Barbour and his lobbying firm have accepted millions of dollars from a diverse range of clients such as big tobacco, the health care industry, and energy companies. The disastrous policies advocated by Republican establishment figures such as Kirk and Barbour created our economic crisis in the first place. Now, instead of working to move the country forward, they both want to take the country back.

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JUST AS ANY BIT OF INFORMATION REGARDING POLITICS AND POLITICIANS...PROMISES ARE MADE TO BE BROKEN, OR AT LEAST USED TO GET PEOPLE TO VOTE FOR THEM...

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