Mark Kirk

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Republican | Challenger | Illinois Senate candidate Full profile

State Of The Race: U.S. Senate: Illinois

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Mark Kirk (R) faces Alexi Giannoulias (D) in the November election.
Mark Kirk's references to opponent(s): 25 uses in the last 7 days (up 4%).

Compare how Mark Kirk uses key words

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Top This Week

taxes

3,1,7,9,6,2,2,8

  • Last 7 days: 8 uses (up 300% over last week)

change

0,0,0,0,2,0,0,3

  • Last 7 days: 3 uses (up 300% over last week)

economy

2,4,3,0,10,4,5,2

  • Last 7 days: 2 uses (down 60% from last week)

Top Overall

taxes

3,1,7,9,6,2,2,8

  • Overall: 340 uses since Aug. 30

economy

2,4,3,0,10,4,5,2

  • Overall: 95 uses since Aug. 30

jobs

3,5,2,2,14,1,1,2

  • Overall: 131 uses since Aug. 30

Colors correspond to a word's relative popularity in the last 7 days. Words in orange are being used more frequently this week; gray, less frequently. 'Sparkline' graphs plot each word's motion over the last 8 weeks.

Recent uses of words we're tracking

...Mark Kirk and Bill Brady. It’s time for fiscally responsible leadership in Washington and Illinois to cut spending and keep taxes low. Join us as we rally to get out the vote and elect leaders we can be proud of! Please...

— via Facebook (October 30)

...Mark Kirk and Bill Brady It’s time for fiscally responsible leadership in Washington and Illinois to cut spending and keep taxes low. Join us as we rally to get out the vote and elect leaders we can be proud of! Please...

— via Facebook (October 30)

...Bill Brady, and Robert Dold It’s time for fiscally responsible leadership in Washington and Illinois to cut spending and keep taxes low. Join Mark Kirk, Bill Brady and Robert Dold, as we rally to get out the vote and...

— via Facebook (October 29)

...Scott Brown, and Bill Brady. It’s time for fiscally responsible leadership in Washington and Illinois to cut spending and keep taxes low. Join us as we rally to get out the vote and elect leaders we can be proud...

— via Facebook (October 29)

...Mark Kirk demonstrated that he is the only candidate with a plan to turn our economy around and create jobs in Illinois. Kirk will bring a record as a fiscal conservative, consensus builder to the United States Senate...

— via Facebook (October 28)

...U.S. Senate Debate - Mark Kirk demonstrated that he is the only candidate with a plan to turn our economy around and create jobs in Illinois. Kirk will bring a record as a fiscal conservative, consensus builder to...

— via Facebook (October 28)

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