2010 Illinois Senate Debates
Illinois Senate debates:
- Oct. 10: On NBC's "Meet the Press"
- Oct. 19: Alexi Giannoulias and Rep. Mark Kirk at the League of Women Voters' and WLS-ABC Chicago 7 debate moderated by George Stephanopoulos at 7 p.m. at the station's State Street headquarters in Chicago, IL.
- Oct. 27: The City Club of Chicago and WTTW-Channel 11; at the WTTW studios; moderator Phil Ponce on his "Chicago Tonight" show.
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from 2010 IL Senate Debates (number of quotes indicated):
- Alexi Giannoulias (11)
- Mark Kirk (13)
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Budget & Economy|
Mark Kirk: No bailout for irresponsible decisions by state of Illinois.
Mark Kirk: Proudly voted for TARP; but against stimulus funds.
Mark Kirk: Obama has brought $43,000 debt to every American.
Alexi Giannoulias: TARP needs more oversight & bank accountability.
Alexi Giannoulias: Main Street needs increased access to capital lending.
Mark Kirk: Small business Bill of Rights: 10-point pro-growth agenda.
Energy & Oil|
Alexi Giannoulias: Clean energy future for national security & job creation.
Mark Kirk: Stimulus should've funded Mississippi dams & O'Hare projects.
Alexi Giannoulias: I streamlined & cut Treasurer's Office staff by 17%.
Mark Kirk: Support a line item veto; cut spending across the board.
Alexi Giannoulias: Reform it and fix it: negotiate drug rates for Medicare.
Mark Kirk: Repeal Obamacare, then offer a better alternative.
Mark Kirk: No F-25 engine; no joint forces command.
Alexi Giannoulias: Losing job is more than just a paycheck; it affects morale.
Principles & Values|
Alexi Giannoulias: Accuses Kirk of economic treason for fundraising in China.
Mark Kirk: Raised $6,000 from 12 U.S. citizen businessmen in China.
Alexi Giannoulias: I told the truth about my mistakes; my opponent has not.
Mark Kirk: I've owned up to my mistakes; my opponent has not.
Alexi Giannoulias: Aware his Broadway Bank lent to criminals, but not extent.
Mark Kirk: Takes responsibility for carelessness about military record.
Alexi Giannoulias: Fallout from the April failure of his family's Broadway Bank.
Mark Kirk: Forced to apologize for exaggerating his biography.
Alexi Giannoulias: Increase taxable wage base instead of raising retirement age.
Mark Kirk: Ending Bush tax cuts may cause double-dip recession.
The above quotations are from 2010 Illinois Senate Debates.
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