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PolitiFact checks out Giannoulias, Kirk claims in Illinois Senate race

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Statements from July, 2010 that PolitiFact National reviewed


Mark Kirk claim regarding Alexi Giannoulias scored as Half-True:

(Giannoulias family) Bank had bigger problems than bad loans to mobsters
"At his father's bank, Alexi made tens of millions in risky loans to convicted mobsters. Then, the bank collapsed."



Alexi Giannoulias claim about Mark Kirk scored as True:


Retreat!
"He (Kirk) did violate Pentagon rules, twice actually, for improperly mingling politics with his military service."

Mark Kirk claim about Alexi Giannoulias scored as Barely True:

BP! BP! BP!
"Alexi Giannoulias' top aide was a longtime BP lobbyist."

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