*** Updated with Obama endorsement ***
Wearing a bomber jacket and looking a bit more gray, U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk, who suffered a stroke in January, appears in a video with U.S. Rep. Bob Dold. Dold, a Republican, is trying to hang on to his seat as he faces Deerfield Democrat Brad Schneider. They’re competing for the 10th congressional seat — Kirk’s old seat — a district that covers the North Shore and northeastern suburbs.
There’s music playing over the video, so you can’t hear what the two men are discussing.
The Dold campaign says the congressman met with Senator Mark Kirk at the Senator’s home in Fort Sheridan as part of Dold’s “Working Together” Bus Tour.
Meanwhile, Dold opponent Brad Schneider was using mail pieces to tout an endorsement from President Obama.
Obama says on the mail piece: “America’s middle class needs Brad Schneider in Congress to stand up and fight for them. Brad will create jobs here at home by building from the middle out, not the top down.”