Ill. Senate race: all insults, all the time
Friday, June 4, 2010
CHICAGO (AP) -- The candidates in one of the nation's most closely watched Senate races aren't saying much about health care, the Gulf oil spill or even the economy.
Instead, they're discussing who's the least trustworthy.
Republican U.S. Rep. Mark Kirk says Democrat Alexi Giannoulias (jeh-NOO'-lee-ehs) is a "mob banker." His allies compare Giannoulias to Tony Soprano and criticize him for wrongly claiming to still head a charity that's actually defunct.
Meanwhile, Giannoulias' campaign highlights every new development related to Kirk exaggerating his military service.
As the rest of the country watches an ideological clash between parties over the size of government and the best answers for the recession, Illinois' candidates seem to be talking mostly about each other.