Today we will examine the victors of Illinois' 2010 midterm senate election: Senator Mark Kirk. Complete this assignment on loose leaf paper.
Examine the following sites related to Mark Kirk:
Then, answer the questions below:
- What political party does Mark Kirk belong to?
- Why is the senate seat Kirk won so well known?
- What qualifications does Kirk have that made him a good senate candidate?
- What scandals has the new senator faced?
- Who did Kirk defeat in the race for senate?
- On Kirk's site, examine the box labeled "Top Issues for Illinois." These are the things that Mark Kirk thinks are most important for his state. Choose at least one of the issues and read what Kirk says. Then, write down the name of the issue and summarize his beliefs.
- Read the biography of Kirk's opponent, Alexi Giannoulias, on his site. Based on the information you've read, which candidate impresses you more?
- Would you have voted for Mark Kirk? Explain your response, giving at least two specific reasons.