Senator Kirk says he will campaign for Oberweis

By WEEK Producer

April 16, 2014 Updated Apr 16, 2014 at 11:07 PM CDT

QUINCY, Ill. -- U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk has done something of a turnaround, now saying he will campaign for fellow Republican and Senate Candidate Jim Oberweis.

Previously, Senator Kirk had indicated he would support, but not actively campaign, for Oberweis because of his close relationship with Illinois Democratic Senator Dick Durbin.

In Quincy on Tuesday, Kirk said he will campaign for Oberweis after all.

Oberweis, currently a state senator, won the GOP primary in March.

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