Running for Senate

U.S. <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PEPLT003562" title="Mark Kirk" href="/topic/politics/government/mark-kirk-PEPLT003562.topic">Rep. Mark Kirk</a>, center, gets a kiss from his mother, Judith Kirk, left, after he announced his candidacy for <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="ORGOV0000134" title="U.S. Senate" href="/topic/politics/government/u.s.-senate-ORGOV0000134.topic">U.S. Senate</a> in the Republican primary. The announcement was made in front of his birthplace in <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PLGEO100100501730000" title="Kenilworth" href="/topic/us/illinois/cook-county/kenilworth-PLGEO100100501730000.topic">Kenilworth</a>, Illinois. At left is Andrew McKenna Jr., chairman, Illinois <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="ORGOV0000004" title="Republican Party" href="/topic/politics/parties-movements/republican-party-ORGOV0000004.topic">Republican Party</a>. At right is Maya Kirk (cq), daughter of Judith Kirk.
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( Chris Walker, Chicago Tribune / July 20, 2009 )

U.S. Rep. Mark Kirk, center, gets a kiss from his mother, Judith Kirk, left, after he announced his candidacy for U.S. Senate in the Republican primary. The announcement was made in front of his birthplace in Kenilworth, Illinois. At left is Andrew McKenna Jr., chairman, Illinois Republican Party. At right is Maya Kirk (cq), daughter of Judith Kirk.

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