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Romney in Chicago to Promote Kirk Re-Election Campaign

Gage Skidmore

Former presidential candidate Mitt Romney is in Chicago today to promote Mark Kirk’s re-election campaign for the U.S. Senate.

“Senator Kirk has shown a great deal of courage as an elected official to stand up as he has time and again as an independent voice, a person who’s not partisan, who fights for the people of the state and of the nation.”

Romney said it’s important to keep Republicans in the majority in the U.S. Senate to keep the country from “going off the rails.”  

Both Romney and Kirk have said they would not support the Republican Party’s presidential nominee Donald Trump.  Kirk has said he’ll write-in former C.I.A. Director David Petraeus.  Romney said today he won’t vote for Trump or Hillary Clinton - and he’s still looking at the other candidates running.

Kirk is being challenged by Democratic congresswoman Tammy Duckworth.