Illinois Congressman Mark Kirk, who resigned his seat to run for Barack Obama's former Senate seat, has long been targeted by Democrats to be outed as a homosexual AFTER he's on the Senate Republican ticket, but in a surprise move, GOP "renegades" have outed Kirk in advance of the February primary election.
UPDATE 4/2/13 - Washington Post: Mark Kirk joins gay marriage parade
UPDATE 5/9/11: Congressman Aaron Schock photo spread admired by gay publications
UPDATE 8/25/10: Gay Mark Kirk & Gay Aaron Schock subject to blackmail by both GOP & Dems
UPDATE 6/3/10: (Video) Mark Kirk says "I hope to remarry one day" (to a woman).
UPDATE 6/2/10 Dem gay activists out Mark Kirk: Huffington Post -- NBC Chicago
UPDATE 5/31/10: Once he is outed, "Republicans will abandon Kirk not because he is gay, oddly enough, but because he is a liar and a hypocrite."
UPDATE 5/28/10: Kirk votes AGAINST gays in military.
UPDATE 2/12/10: Primary Winner Mark Kirk Backed by John McCain
UPDATE 1/7/10: Mark Kirk says he's not gay; mainstream media "closes book" on issue
UPDATE 1/8/10: "It depends on what the meaning of the word 'is' is"
UPDATE 12/28/09: Chicago Tribune 'blames messenger' for questioning Kirk's honesty
UPDATE 12/29/09: Ramification of the accusation
-- From "GOP opponent claims front-runner Mark Kirk is gay in attack ad" by Abdon M. Pallasch, Political Reporter, Chicago Sun-Times 12/28/09
U.S. Rep. Mark Kirk, the front-runner in the Republican primary election for U.S. Senate, finds himself the object of an unusual attack ad from one of his lesser-known opponents.
"Illinois Republican leader Jack Roeser says there is a 'solid rumor that Kirk is a homosexual,'" [GOP Senate primary candidate Andy] Martin says in [a political] ad. "Roeser suggests that Kirk is part of a Republican Party homosexual club. Lake County Illinois Republican leader Ray True says Kirk has surrounded himself with homosexuals. Mark Kirk should tell Republican voters the truth."
Kirk, a U.S. Naval Intelligence officer, was unavailable for comment because he is on active duty over the holidays, said spokesman Eric Elk.
But Elk issued this statement on his behalf: "The ad is not true and is degrading to the political process. The people of Illinois deserve better."
"You've got Mark Kirk, who's been so strong on his homosexuals so long that the solid rumor is that he himself is a homosexual," Roeser said on the [radio] program, adding, "Who, in Christ's name, needs to get themselves identified as a freak in the sexual department?" They named other Illinois Republicans they suspect are gay.
Illinois Republican Party Chairman Patrick Brady blasted Martin and the ad, saying, "The Illinois Republican Party disavows the statements made today by Mr. Andrew Martin [who] will no longer be recognized as a legitimate Republican candidate by the Illinois Republican Party."
Another candidate in the crowded Republican primary for senate, Patrick Hughes, denounced Martin's ad, saying, "Republican voters will not support Mark Kirk in the primary because of his liberal voting record, in particular his vote on cap-and-trade. This morning's controversial radio ad is just another personal attack that has no place in this primary and should not be taken seriously by voters."
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From "What Chicago Democrats are planning to do to out Republicans Mark Kirk and Aaron Schock" posted by [pro-homosexual] "hillbuzz" 12/18/09
We are giving you clear and present warnings of what Democrats are going to do to bring down two Republicans in the future — one next year, and the other when he himself tries to run for the Senate. Both of these disasters can be avoided if these two men just came out of the closet.
We are, of course, talking about Mark Kirk and [Illinois Congressman] Aaron Schock.
Kirk’s case is more pressing because Alexi Giannoulias, the scion of the Broadway Bank mob banking family, is poised to win the Democrats’ nomination. The plan is to out Kirk during the general election to suppress conservative vote, and thus ensure Giannoulias carries the state. One of the key factors being considered is that, while Giannoulias is not black, and the black community will be upset a black candidate is not replacing [current Senator Roland] Burris, [the controversial appointment to the vacated Obama Senate seat,] black voters will turn out to keep a gay man from being elected to the Senate. They will turn out to vote AGAINST Kirk, not FOR Giannoulias. Homophobia will help drive their vote, the same way it did in California to pass Prop-8. There is nobody on Earth the black community loves to stick it to more than a white gay man. They will vote gleefuly, and thanks to ACORN, often.
We were told that during the general election the Giannoulias campaign will release, through surrogates, lurid details of exactly what goes on at the home Kirk shares with this other man in Washington. It was implied this other man is in fact another gay Illinois Congressman. Apparently, it’s all between consenting adult males, so there are no Mark Foley scandals heading Kirk’s way, but he’s going to be painted as an untrustworthy liar…he’ll be ridiculed and mocked for his dishonesty, and his marital failings…and Republican voters that need to turn out to defeat Giannoulias will sit their butts home, the way they enjoy doing when they think they are “teaching the GOP a lesson”. It is exactly what happened with Jack Ryan all over again.
We have no idea who Kirk’s “roommate” is in Washington, DC. It sure would be interesting to chime in if you know — because in a few months, this is all people will be talking about.
It is an open secret [Congressman Aaron Schock] is gay…and we finally got confirmation that Democrats do, indeed, have photos of Schock out in Chicago with other men. We’ve been hearing for months this was true, and we’ve seen Schock with our own eyes out in Boystown, having very indiscrete times with Aberzombie sorts of guys. Apparently, he has a boyfriend back in Peoria everyone knows about too. Dems we know here in Chicago had asked us to try to get pics of Schock in MiniBar or other spots in Boystown, but we never got pictures of him. Well, we found out on Wednesday that others do have the pictures. But, they will be held for years until Schock tries to run for Senate himself.
It is widely expected Schock will run for Senate in 2014, to challenge Dick Durbin.
We believe if Schock comes out now…or even waits until just after the 2010 election, he can run in 2014 as an out and proud gay man and win that Senate seat. We promise you, if he does this, we will personally campaign for him. By all accounts, he is a decent and smart guy, and is certainly hard-working.
Schock needs to come clean and not lie to voters.
. . . some of you out there say “that’s none of anyone’s business”. Well, it is indeed everyone’s business because these men are all deceiving the people they are asking to vote for them. They say they are one thing, but then they do another.
These are all open secrets in Chicago . . .
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