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Giannoulias, Kirk to Face Off for U.S. Senate Seat

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Giannoulias, Kirk to Face Off for U.S. Senate Seat

Illinois State Treasurer Alexi Giannoulias will face Republican Mark Kirk in the November election for U.S. senator.

National eyes are on the Illinois Senate race. The candidates are vying for President Barack Obama’s former seat.

And Giannoulias says he’s aware of voter sentiments.

GIANNOULIAS: What we saw in Massachusetts is that voters are angry. They’re angry because Washington, D.C. has been ignoring them for far too long. They’re ignoring everyday working class men and women.

Though a Republican won the Massachusetts seat Giannoulias is referring to, he continues to link Kirk, a North Shore congressman, to economic failures under the Bush Administration.

Giannoulias is sticking to a message of job creation, though he’ll likely continue to face questions about financial troubles with his family bank, where he used to work.

Giannoulias beat former Chicago Inspector General David Hoffman and Chicago Urban League President Cheryle Jackson.

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