Mark Kirk http://wkms.org en IL GOP Hires New State Director To Boost Party Prospects In 2016 http://wkms.org/post/il-gop-hires-new-state-director-boost-party-prospects-2016 <p></p><p>The Illinois Republican Party and the Republican National Committee have announced a new state director whose job is to boost the party's election prospects.</p><p> Fri, 08 Nov 2013 12:50:14 +0000 The Associated Press 36408 at http://wkms.org IL GOP Hires New State Director To Boost Party Prospects In 2016 Senator 'Disappointed' by Gun Proposal Failure http://wkms.org/post/senator-disappointed-gun-proposal-failure <p></p><p>U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk says he's disappointed that the Senate has rejected expanded background checks for gun purchases.</p><p>Kirk was one of four Republicans to vote in favor of the proposal, which failed Wednesday, 56-46. Five Senate Democrats voted against the measure. Thu, 18 Apr 2013 12:24:07 +0000 Whitney Jones & The Associated Press 30722 at http://wkms.org Senator 'Disappointed' by Gun Proposal Failure Illinois' Republican Senator Supports Gay Marriage http://wkms.org/post/illinois-republican-senator-supports-gay-marriage <p></p><p>Republican U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk of Illinois says he supports same-sex marriage. Kirk said in a post on his blog yesterday that same-sex couples should have the right to civil marriage. He says what matters in life is who you love and "government has no place in the middle." Wed, 03 Apr 2013 11:23:51 +0000 Whitney Jones & The Associated Press 30088 at http://wkms.org Illinois' Republican Senator Supports Gay Marriage