John McCain to endorse, fund-raise for Mark Kirk Illinois Senate bid

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McCain to Endorse Kirk at Veterans Gathering in Glenview

McCain: “The people of Illinois deserve a Senator who will restore honest government, strengthen our national security, fight for veterans and bring fiscal discipline to Washington. Mark Kirk has my strongest endorsement.”

Who: Congressman Mark Kirk

Senator John McCain

When: 4:00 p.m.

Sunday, Aug. 30

Where: Glenview Park Center, Lakeview A Room

2400 Chestnut Ave.

Glenview, IL

What: Senator John McCain will endorse Congressman Mark Kirk for U.S. Senate at a veterans gathering in Glenview on Sunday afternoon. Kirk, an early supporter of McCain’s presidential bid during the 2008 primary election, will stress his commitment to fiscal discipline, national security, and veterans care.

Kirk and McCain, both Navy veterans, developed a close relationship in 2000 when the Senator twice came to Chicago to stump for then-candidate Kirk in one of the nation’s most competitive open seat congressional elections. In 2001, Kirk backed McCain’s campaign finance reform legislation, and Kirk remains the only member of the House Appropriations Committee to swear off earmark spending projects – an issue long championed by McCain. The two have also travelled together to Afghanistan and Iraq.

Following the veterans meeting, McCain will headline a North Shore fundraiser expected to raise nearly half a million dollars for Kirk’s Senate bid.

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