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‘I Got $2.3 Million!’ ‘I Got a Subpoena!’
‘I Got a Rock.’



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What did Mark Kirk get in the mail in the past three months?

Illinois Rep. Mark Kirk brought in $2.3 million for his Senate bid in the second quarter of 2010, making the last three months the strongest fundraising period of his campaign even as a sustained controversy over his military service threatened to undermine his standing in the polls.

A source close to the Republican’s campaign said Kirk raised $1 million in June alone, when the flap over a series of biographical misstatements was unfolding.

What did Alexi Giannoulias get in the mail in the past three months?

Former Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich’s legal team confirmed to WLS Radio on Thursday that a subpoena was in fact mailed to attorney’s representing Illinois state treasurer and U.S. Senate candidate Alexi Giannoulias.

Defense attorney Sam Adam Jr. told WLS’ Holly Garland that the subpoena was mailed to Giannoulias between April 27th and April 29th.


Tags: Alexi Giannoulias , Mark Kirk


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