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What Kirk did not want you to know: McConnell headlined fund-raiser for Kirk. UPDATED

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Updated Friday morning at 10:20 a.m.....

Update: A Kirk campaign spokesman called to tell me that McConnell on Friday morning was the headliner at a Kirk fund-raising breakfast in Jacksonville and that Kirk and McConnell will be appearing together Friday in Springfield at a press conference where Kirk is rolling out his "Springfield agenda." end update.

The Kirk for Senate campaign, it turns out, declined to be candid about Rep. Mark Kirk's activities while stumping in Quincy on Thursday, which included a fund-raiser headlined by the very top Republican in the Senate: Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) The campaign sent out advisories about Kirk's "Quincy Agenda" which this blog posted in full. But the fund-raiser that Kirk held in Quincy--reported by the Quincy Newswas not disclosed. I specifically asked Kirk staff on Tuesday about Kirk's upcoming fund-raising plans, so its not for lack of trying.

And a note for those who may think I am picking on Kirk--I have for years been pressing political figures--President Obama when he was an Illinois senator, former Speaker J. Dennis Hastert (R-Ill.) on down-- for disclosure on where they go to raise money and who helps them. This information is not available on any public record.

The Kirk campaign apparently did not want the major Illinois media to know that the number one Republican in the Senate was stumping for him.

The Giannoulias campaign does issue advisories when big name Democrats come to Illinois for a Giannoulias fund-raiser.

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