Another GOP Entrant For Kirk’s Illinois Seat

Posted September 6, 2009 at 2:01am

Don’t confuse him with the former Senate Majority Leader from Kansas: Bob Dold is an Illinois businessman and lawyer who is waging a 2010 bid for the highly competitive 10th District north of Chicago.

Dold, a Republican whose family owns a pest control business, is the fourth Republican who has filed paperwork with the Federal Election Commission to prepare a campaign in the 10th, which Republican Rep. Mark Steven Kirk is leaving open to run for the Senate.

Dold told CQ Politics that he’s running for Congress in part because “we’re seeing a tremendous amount of spending that I believe is going in the wrong direction. I think that the government is kind of overreaching at this stage of the game.”