Senators Durbin, Kirk to stay neutral in Democratic, GOP primaries for Illinois governor

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WASHINGTON–Illinois Senators Dick Durbin, a Democrat and Mark Kirk, a Republican are staying neutral in the 2014 primary contests for Illinois governor.

The March Illinois primary for governor will have major GOP and Democratic contests as candidates from both parties are taking aim at Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn.

Durbin, to seek re-election in 2014, said on the Bill Press show during a Tuesday interview he was staying out of contest, which is shaping up as a “spirited primary which I will observe with great interest.”

A Kirk spokesman said he is staying neutral.

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