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Sen. Mark S. Kirk (R-Ill.)

  • District: Junior Senator from Illinois
  • Residence: Highland Park
  • Born: September 15, 1959; Champaign, Ill.
  • Religion: Christian
  • Family: Divorced
  • Education: Cornell U., B.A. 1981 (history); London School of Economics, M.S. 1982; Georgetown U., J.D. 1992
  • Military Service: Navy Reserve 1989-2013
  • Political Highlights: U.S. House, 2001-10; U.S. Senate, 2010-present
  • Elected: Elected: 2010 (1st full term)
  • Committee Assignments: Appropriations (Commerce-Justice-Science; Labor-HHS-Education; Military Construction-VA - Ranking Member; State-Foreign Operations; Transportation-HUD); Banking, Housing & Urban Affairs (Housing, Transportation & Community Development; National Security & International Trade and Finance - Ranking Member; Securities, Insurance & Investment); Health, Education, Labor & Pensions (Children & Families; Primary Health & Aging); Special Aging
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State Information: Illinois

Election History
Year Election Candidate Votes Percent
2010 special Mark Kirk (R) 1,677,729 47.3%
Alexi Giannoulias (D) 1,641,486 46.3%
2010 general Mark Kirk (R) 1,778,698 48%
Alexi Giannoulias (D) 1,719,478 46.4%
LeAlan Jones (GREEN) 117,914 3.2%
Mike Labno (LIBERT) 87,247 2.4%
2004 general Barack Obama (D) 3,597,456 70%
Alan Keyes (R) 1,390,690 27%
Albert Franzen (I) 81,164 1.6%
Jerry Kohn (LIBERT) 69,253 1.4%
1998 general Peter G. Fitzgerald (R) 1,709,041 50.3%
Carol Moseley-Braun (D) 1,610,496 47.4%
Don A. Torgersen (REF) 74,704 2.2%
Raymond W. Stalker (Write-In) 280  
Vote For President
Year Democrat Republican Independent
2008 Barack Obama: 61.92% John McCain: 36.78%
2012 : 57.6% : 40.73%
2004 John Kerry: 55% George W. Bush: 44%
2000 Al Gore: 55% George W. Bush: 43%
1996 Bill Clinton: 54% Robert Dole: 37%
1992 Bill Clinton: 49% George H. W. Bush: 34%
1988 Michael Dukakis: 49% George H. W. Bush: 51%
1984 Walter F. Mondale: 43% :

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