Senate Majority Leader McConnell headlining Sen. Mark Kirk fundraiser

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WASHINGTON- Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., headlines a fundraiser on Sunday for Sen. Mark Kirk, R-Ill., in suburban Chicago, the second time in recent weeks he’s helped Kirk’s re-election bid.

The McConnell-Kirk event is at Saranello’s, located in the Westin Chicago North Shore in Wheeling. The VIP Reception and photos starts at 3:30 p.m. with the general reception at 4:30 p.m.

The suggested contributions and perks, according to the invitation, obtained by the Chicago Sun-Times:

Event Co-Chair * $5,000

(Includes four tickets to VIP and Photo reception

and formal listing on all event materials)

Victory Host * $2,700

(Includes two tickets to VIP and Photo reception

and formal listing on all event materials)

Sponsor * $1,000

Includes one ticket to VIP and Photo reception

and formal listing on all event materials

The Republican Senate leadership is going all out to assist Kirk, who is one of the Democrats top 2016 targets.

Last month in Washington, McConnell,Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn, R-Texas; Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo.; Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Mo.; and Sen. John Thune, R-S.D. were the hosts of a reception for Kirk where the prices ranged from $2,500 to $500.

So far, one Democrat is in the 2016 race, Rep. Tammy Duckworth, D-Ill.

The Illinois 2016 Senate contest is expected to cost tens of millions of dollars.

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