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  Sen. Kirk plans to write in Colin Powell for president
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Last EditedRP  Aug 10, 2016 04:47pm
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AuthorLouis Nelson
News DateWednesday, August 10, 2016 08:35:00 PM UTC0:0
DescriptionSen. Mark Kirk plans to write in Colin Powell’s name for president on his general election ballot this November, the Illinois lawmaker said Wednesday afternoon.

The Republican, locked in a tight battle for reelection with Rep. Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.), has already said he will not support Donald Trump for president this fall and told CNN in an interview that he cannot vote for Hillary Clinton, either, because of her support for the Iran nuclear agreement.

Instead, Kirk said he will write in Powell’s name, even though the retired general has previously defended the Iran deal that Kirk said is disqualifying for Clinton.
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