Republican nominee

Republican nominee for <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="ORGOV0000134" title="U.S. Senate" href="/topic/politics/government/u.s.-senate-ORGOV0000134.topic">U.S. Senate</a> Mark Kirk visits <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="ORCRP003016799" title="Chicago Tribune" href="/topic/arts-culture/mass-media/newspapers/chicago-tribune-ORCRP003016799.topic">the Chicago Tribune</a> Tower for interviews Wednesday morning after easily winning his election. Kirk, a five-term North Shore congressman who spent a decade building a reputation as a moderate, easily secured the <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="ORGOV0000004" title="Republican Party" href="/topic/politics/parties-movements/republican-party-ORGOV0000004.topic">GOP</a> nomination by defeating a field of fellow Republicans who lacked any significant government or political experience but criticized him for shifting away from some moderate positions to win conservative votes.
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( Tribune photo by Nancy Stone / February 3, 2010 )

Republican nominee for U.S. Senate Mark Kirk visits the Chicago Tribune Tower for interviews Wednesday morning after easily winning his election. Kirk, a five-term North Shore congressman who spent a decade building a reputation as a moderate, easily secured the GOP nomination by defeating a field of fellow Republicans who lacked any significant government or political experience but criticized him for shifting away from some moderate positions to win conservative votes.

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