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  Kirk, Mark
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<-  2011-01-01  
 
NameMark Kirk
Address275 Whistler Road
Highland Park, Illinois 60035, United States
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Born September 15, 1959 (62 years)
ContributorBarack O-blame-a
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May 04, 2016 05:40pm
Tags Caucasian - Married - United Church of Christ - Disputed -
InfoMark Steven Kirk represented the 10th Congressional District of Illinois located in the suburbs north of Chicago, but now is senator elect. Kirk, is a member of the House Appropriations Committee serving on the Foreign Operations, Commerce, Justice, State and Legislative Branch subcommittees.

Congressman Kirk wrote a number of provisions which became law, including, funding for commuter rail, improving veteran's health care, ensuring military voting, and boosting aviation security. Congressional Quarterly named Congressman Kirk as one of the "28 Emerging Leaders in Congress."

Kirk began his career on the staff of his predecessor, Congressman Porter. He later served in the World Bank, the State Department, the law firm of Baker & McKenzie, and the U.S. House International Relations Committee.

Congressman Kirk served as a Naval Reserve intelligence officer during conflicts with Iraq, Haiti, and Bosnia. He served four tours at sea and three in Panama. The U.S. Navy named Kirk 'Intelligence Officer of the Year' in 1999 for his combat service in Kosovo. Kirk also served as an air crewman over Iraq as part of Operation Northern Watch.

Representative Kirk graduated from New Trier High School and attended the Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico before earning a B.A. from Cornell. He holds a Masters Degree from the London School of Economics and a law degree from Georgetown.

Congressman Kirk and his wife, Kimberly, live in Highland Park, Illinois.


JOB APPROVAL POLLS
DateFirmApproveDisapproveDon't Know
07/20/2015-07/21/2015 Public Policy Polling 25.00% ( 0.0) 42.00% ( 0.0) 33.00% ( 0.0)
06/23/2015-06/23/2015 Ogden & Fry 16.90% ( 0.0) 31.10% ( 0.0) 52.00% ( 0.0)
10/10/2006-10/11/2006 Mellman Group (D) 44.00% ( 0.0) 34.00% ( 0.0) 22.00% ( 0.0)

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Date Category Headline Article Contributor
Aug 21, 2016 03:05pm Statement Mark Kirk on Iran payment: Obama acting like 'drug dealer in chief'  Article RP 
Jun 07, 2016 02:50pm Announcement Sen. Mark Kirk withdraws support for Trump  Article RP 
Jun 06, 2013 06:00pm News Sen. Mark Kirk to Eric Holder: Is DOJ spying on Congress?  Article Scott³ 
Apr 02, 2013 11:00am Announcement GOP Sen. Mark Kirk Supports Marriage Equality  Article Homegrown Democrat 
Dec 06, 2012 12:20pm Announcement Kirk to return to Senate on Jan. 3  Article RP 
Nov 04, 2012 06:00pm News Mark Kirk Climbs Willis Tower Months After Major Stroke  Article IndyGeorgia 
May 29, 2012 06:00pm News Mark Kirk's ex-wife files FEC complaint questioning campaign payments  Article J.R. 
May 08, 2012 09:10pm Video Sen. Mark Kirk discusses his stroke, shows rehab  Article Imperator 
Jan 23, 2012 11:00am General Sen. Mark Kirk undergoes surgery after suffering stroke  Article Karma Policeman 
Sep 10, 2011 06:00am Statement Sen. Mark Kirk: Obama, Boehner need ‘some quality alone time’   Article Jason 
May 18, 2011 06:45pm Statement Senator Mark Kirk: End probe of CIA interrogators accused of torture  Article Craverguy 
Feb 02, 2011 12:00pm General Mark Kirk: Al Gore's Personal Life Disproves Global Warming  Article Magical Horse 
Jul 24, 2010 06:00pm General GOP's Mark Kirk on defensive after discrepancy in childhood story prompts new honesty questions  Article COSDem 
Jul 23, 2010 03:00pm General Conflicting details in Mark Kirk's 1976 lake rescue  Article COSDem 
Jul 23, 2010 09:00am News Mark Kirk, GOP Illinois Senate nominee, backs Elena Kagan Supreme Court nomination  Article Scott³ 
Jul 09, 2010 06:00pm General After apologizing, Senate candidate Kirk chooses silence when asked about military record  Article COSDem 
Jun 07, 2010 08:00pm General Mark Kirk causing more trouble for himself  Article COSDem 
Jun 01, 2010 08:00pm Scandal U.S. Navy alerted Kirk to questions about his military award   Article COSDem 
Jun 01, 2010 05:00pm Scandal Second Video Surfaces of Mark Kirk Making False Military Claim   Article COSDem 
Apr 01, 2010 03:00pm General Kirk unveils plan to help small business, economy  Article Jason 
Nov 17, 2009 06:40pm General Rep. Mark Kirk Taking Local Heat For Gitmo Stance  Article Jason 
Jul 31, 2009 01:00pm Oops Do quick tweets sink ships?  Article karin1492 
Jun 29, 2009 03:00pm Blog Entry Mark Kirk infuriates the Right  Article COSDem 
May 06, 2009 12:00pm Speculative Personal Asides: Mark Kirk Will Seek Reelection to the House, Nixes GOP Governor, Senator  Article COSDem 
Apr 30, 2009 04:00pm News Republican Mark Kirk poised to jump in Illinois 2010 Senate race  Article COSDem 
Apr 15, 2009 06:00pm General Rep. [Mark] Kirk says decision on Senate or governor run by end of April   Article Monsieur 
May 06, 2008 03:00pm Idiocy Second Life could sexually exploit children via Internet, Rep. Mark Kirk says  Article RBH 

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RACES
  11/08/2016 IL US Senate Lost 39.78% (-15.08%)
  03/15/2016 IL US Senate - R Primary Won 70.57% (+41.13%)
  01/03/2015 Banking Committee - Seat 5 Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  01/03/2015 Appropriations Committee - Seat 7 Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/02/2010 IL US Senate Won 48.01% (+1.60%)
  11/02/2010 IL US Senate - Special Election Won 47.31% (+1.02%)
  02/02/2010 IL US Senate - R Primary Won 56.63% (+37.38%)
  11/04/2008 IL - District 10 Won 52.56% (+5.12%)
  02/05/2008 IL District 10 - R Primary Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/07/2006 IL - District 10 Won 53.38% (+6.75%)
  03/21/2006 IL District 10 - R Primary Won 99.96% (+99.93%)
  11/02/2004 IL - District 10 Won 64.14% (+28.29%)
  11/05/2002 IL DIstrict 10 Won 68.81% (+37.62%)
  11/07/2000 IL District 10 Won 51.19% (+2.38%)
  03/21/2000 IL District 10 - R Primary Won 31.39% (+16.13%)
ENDORSEMENTS
IL US President - Nov 08, 2016 N Write-In
US Attorney General - Apr 23, 2015 D Loretta Lynch
Chicago Mayor - Runoff - Apr 07, 2015 D Rahm Emanuel
US Secretary of Defense - Feb 12, 2015 NPA Reject
C.I.A. Director - Mar 07, 2013 N John O. Brennan
US Secretary of the Treasury - Feb 27, 2013 D Jacob J. "Jack" Lew
US Senate Republican Conference Vice Chairman - Dec 13, 2011 R Roy Blunt
Solicitor General of the United States - Jun 06, 2011 D Donald B. Verrilli, Jr.
IL US President - R Primary - Feb 05, 2008 R John S. McCain
US House Majority Leader - Feb 02, 2006 R Roy Blunt
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