I really hope Tammy Duckworth takes on Mark Kirk for the US Senate seat in Illinois for 2016. Story
Kirk is going to be very vulnerable in a Presidential year in reliably blue Illinois. He squeaked in during the Republican wave of 2010. Defeating Kirk is a necessity if the Democrats are to reclaim the Senate.
I think Duckworth would be a very good candidate. She’ll have some appeal to the moderate Republicans in the Chicago suburbs.
Lisa Madigan has had several opportunities to run for higher office. She would also be a strong candidate for Senate, but I’m wondering if she might have her eye on the Governor’s office in 2018, facing a probably weak Rauner.
I know it’s early, but this race is very important to me. I’ll be volunteering for the Democratic candidate. Mark Kirk isn’t as much of a jerk as many Republicans are, but he needs to be defeated.