Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Illinois senate race attracts parties' big guns

Candidates for the Illinois Senate seat will get help from prominent politicians in the closing days of the campaign. President Obama will campaign for Democrat Alexi Giannoulias, and Karl Rove will stump for Republican Mark Kirk.

University of Illinois Springfield professor Charlie Wheeler says the nastiness of the Illinois senate race stands out even in a year filled with negative ads and harsh political attacks.

"If you would listen to what each says about the other, neither is fit to be dog catcher, much less U.S. senator," said Wheeler.

Wheeler's comments were featured in an October 26, 2010, report by National Public Radio (NPR).

Listen to the report on NPR's website