Duel in The Land of Lincoln

Kirk and Giannoulias get heated over Bush tax cuts and accusations of class warfare.

Plus: After the debate Dem passes a note to GOPer. Watch the video to find out what it said.

Giannoulias: “The thing that I’m most proud of is when we stood up and we saved over 600 jobs at Hart Schaffner Marx and this goes to what it means to be an elected official.”

Kirk: “The critical thing is, when you’re serve in the Congress do you give a fiery speech and drop a bill, are you just pandering to one side or are you a guy that’s making it happen? I want to be graded as someone who made it happen.”

Giannoulias: “I’m very proud of what we’ve done in the State Treasurer’s office. We’ve worked hard in my 4 years to make it the most proactive office in the country.”

Giannoulias: “I think quite frankly, not being from Washington, D.C., not being there for 20 years is actually a plus. I think we need some fresh leadership, some new ideas…”

Kirk: “When we see politics today, we see extreme people on the left and extreme people on the right. Yet most Americans are centrists and moderates who want to make something happen and the question is, “Who represents us?”

Giannoulias: “Congressman Kirk voted 13 times against the extension of unemployment benefits for our most vulnerable, he said we couldn’t afford ’em. Then he said he wants a tax cut for the wealthiest Americans, for millionaires and billionaires.”

Kirk: “As a social moderate and fiscal conservative, you bet, do I want to go to Washington and make sure we stop spending money that we don’t have? Yes. Do I want to ignite class warfare as my opponent does who says that if someone is rich that is a problem or if they’re successful? No.”

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