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below, from Giannoulias campaign...

No One Has Spent More, Borrowed More or Lied More than Congressman Mark Kirk

Giannoulias Campaign Releases New Ad Slamming Kirk for False Claim He's a Fiscal Conservative

Chicago - The Alexi for Illinois campaign today released a new ad highlighting the 55 seconds that won the Meet the Press debate when Alexi Giannoulias slammed Congressman Kirk for his continued lies about his fiscal record.

"All of the lies that Congressman Kirk has told about his military service and phantom teaching career do not compare to the lie he tells about being a fiscal conservative. Illinois families deserve the truth from their leaders, not another typical politician like Mark Kirk who has borrowed more, spent more and lied more," said Alexi for Illinois campaign spokesman Scott Burnham.

View the ad here.


Alexi Giannoulias: I'm Alexi Giannoulias, and I approve this message.

David Gregory: But the question, Mr. Giannoulias, should tax cuts be paid for?

Alexi Giannoulias: And this is why this race is so important. This is a fundamental public policy difference between myself and Congressman Kirk. He says he's a fiscal hawk. Look, the congressman has told some real whoppers during this campaign, but that may be the biggest one of all. He voted for every single one of the Bush budgets, which doubled our national debt. He voted to increase his own pay six times. He voted for the bridge to nowhere twice. He voted to raise the debt ceiling four times. The list goes on and on. So, Congressman, saying you're a fiscal hawk doesn't necessarily make it true, and your voting record proves that it's not true. The question is, for the Congressman, the $700 billion in tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans, we don't have $700 billion. So my question to the congressman is, which country do you plan on borrowing $700 billion from? The Saudis? China? We can't afford it. And that's one of the problems, quite frankly, with Washington, D.C., this overborrowing, overspending.

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