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  •  There's a misconception (0+ / 0-)

    that Kirk is moderate on most issues.  He is on gay rights and guns but overall, he's conservative on most things related to economics or foreign policy.  Collins, Murkowski, and even senators like Hoeven or Alexander are often voting to the left of him.  I actually would say that Kirk and Johnson in Wisconsin are the two Republican senators that are the most out of line with their constituents wishes.  They have no excuse in the states they represent.

    •  Then why's he going against the C of C? (0+ / 0-)

      Nobody suggests he's a tea party guy or fringe nativist, to my knowledge.

      Don't overlook Pat Toomey.

      Difficult, difficult, lemon difficult.

      by Loge on Tue Jun 11, 2013 at 02:13:36 PM PDT

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    •  I'd add Toomey (R-PA) (0+ / 0-)

      He just squeaked over the line in a Republican wave year, and seems determined to go out with a bang in 2016. Generally speaking, Pennsylvania doesn't particularly like Birchers - the most successful Republicans there were always moderates like Specter.

      "Violence never requires translation, but it often causes deafness." - Bareesh the Hutt.

      by Australian2 on Tue Jun 11, 2013 at 02:58:13 PM PDT

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      •  I forgot about Toomey (0+ / 0-)

        He definitely is another one that needs to go because he doesn't represent the average Pennsylvanian.  Unfortunately, his background check thing may have blinded some Pennsylvanians to how crazy he can be.

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