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Kirk's re-election bid complicated by controversial statements

Kirk's re-election bid complicated by controversial statements

Sen. Mark Kirk's reference Thursday to an unmarried Senate colleague and presidential candidate as a "bro with no ho" is the latest in a string of controversial remarks that figure to make an already challenging 2016 re-election bid even more difficult. While most of Kirk's verbal gaffes have been made in speeches or interviews, his remark Thursday about South Carolina Republican Lindsey Graham was off-the-cuff and presumably meant to be private. Kirk was chatting during a Senate committee vote when his words were picked up by a live microphone. "He's a bro with no ho," Kirk said, apparently talking to a colleague. "That's what we'd say...

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