IL Sen: Kirk Highlights Independence, Pummels Giannoulias in New Ads

Guy Benson
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Posted: Sep 10, 2010 10:04 AM
This spot won't wear well with strong conservatives (with visions of Cap and Trade dancing in their heads), but was pretty obviously focus-grouped to appeal to Illinois' increasingly center/center-left electorate:



Having burnished his own "thoughtful" credentials, Kirk takes a cudgel to Democrat Alexi Giannoulias' tax-hiking proclivities.  Giannoulias is actually on tape cheerfully calling for higher taxes for Illinois families:




Easy for you to say
, Alexi.