TO THE EDITOR:
I find it amusing when an earnest Republican, perhaps even a pro-lifer, says he is voting for Mark Kirk (holding his nose) because, “We can't afford to lose that Republican senate seat!”
I have two questions: First, why do we call Senator Kirk “Republican” when he does not vote with the Republicans on key issues??!! Republicans support the 2nd Amendment Right to Bear Arms. Kirk does not. Republicans believe that “Sanctuary Cities” are clearly violating federal law, and keep violent felons (who are illegals) at large, while burdening welfare, school and health systems. Kirk, and all but two democrats, voted against the bill to penalize sanctuary cities.
Second, is Kirk electable? Kirk isn't popular with his own party, and had to hire people to get his candidate petition signatures. It makes far more sense to support James Marter, an Oswego businessman, who is RIGHT on these issues. Marter won the coin toss, and appears above Kirk on the March 15th primary ballot. Jim is an NRA member, pro-life, and worked 30 years in Information Technology and Project Management — a better fit for Illinois!
Jane Ryan Carrell