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Kirk Reverses And Will Campaign For Oberweis

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 17:29:12 CDT
By: AP

U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk says he'll now campaign for Republican U.S. Senate candidate Jim Oberweis, weeks after saying he wouldn't actively campaign for the dairy magnate. Last month, Kirk said he'd support Oberweis, but wouldn't campaign with the state senator from Sugar Grove so he could protect his relationship with Sen. Dick Durbin, a Springfield Democrat. But during a stop in Quincy Kirk said he will campaign for Oberweis after all. Kirk says he doesn't believe the decision will affect his ``very good relationship'' with Durbin, who's running for a fourth term. Kirk and Durbin have worked together and have had a public friendship, particularly after Kirk suffered a stroke in 2012. Durbin says he wasn't aware of Kirk's turnaround.

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