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Republicans come to Kirk's defense

Some Illinois Republicans are defending incumbent U-S Senator Mark Kirk.

That’s after Kirk referred to Presidential hopeful Lindsey Graham as a “bro with no ho” - and added that’s something “we’d say on the South Side.”

Pat Brady is the former chairman of the Illinois Republican Party.

He says the comment isn’t likely to end Kirk’s candidacy for re-election because Kirk apologized.

I think he’s doing the right thing. There’s a little bit of a speed bump here but he’ll get over it and I think he’ll have a very successful campaign season in ‘16.


But Kirk’s potential Democratic opponents say the comments show the senator has problems talking about both women - and race.