Main Street Welcomes Back Senator Mark Kirk (R-IL)

Statement of Rep. Steve LaTourette (R-OH)

(Washington, D.C.) – Today, Main Street member U.S. Senator Mark Kirk returned to Washington, D.C. nearly a year after suffering a serious stroke.  In response, Rep. Steve LaTourette (R-OH) issued the following statement on behalf of the Republican Main Street Partnership:

“All of DC, regardless of political party, is thrilled to see Mark Kirk return to the Senate.  Mark Kirk has been one of the smartest and hardest working members in either chamber.  His presence has been missed.

“Mark has never shied away from a challenge, which is why no one is surprised that he has made such an amazing recovery.  Welcome back Senator!”

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The Republican Main Street Partnership (RMSP) is dedicated to promoting and building a pragmatic, thoughtful, fiscally conservative, and inclusive “Governing Majority,” where political debate is encouraged to promote solutions to improve the lives of all Americans. Embracing the full spectrum of center-right ideologies and values in order to build coalitions, RMSP is the largest organization of elected leaders who are in the mold of Abraham Lincoln, Teddy Roosevelt, and Ronald Reagan. For more information on RMSP, visit our website at