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Democrats Lose Obama's Former Senate Seat

Wednesday, 03 Nov 2010 12:20 AM

CHICAGO (AP) — Republican Mark Kirk has captured the Senate seat once held by the president, dealing an embarrassing blow to Democrats.

Kirk defeated Illinois Treasurer Alexi Giannoulias (jen-NOO'-lee-us) in one of the nation's ugliest and most closely watched Senate races.

Giannoulias faced attacks over his family's failed bank, which gave loans to two men involved in organized crime. Meanwhile, Kirk was forced to apologize after the disclosure that he had made false claims about his military record.

The Illinois race got more attention than most Senate campaigns because this was the seat held by Barack Obama before his move to the White House.

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CHICAGO (AP) — Republican Mark Kirk has captured the Senate seat once held by the president, dealing an embarrassing blow to Democrats.Kirk defeated Illinois Treasurer Alexi Giannoulias (jen-NOO'-lee-us) in one of the nation's ugliest and most closely watched Senate...
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