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News Monday, Sep 28 2015

Kirk Campaign Fights To Suppress Senator's Alleged Abuse Of Staff Members

Sep 28, 2015

Vulnerable Senator Mark Kirk has been making a lot of news over the last week — though not for reasons he’d like.

Kirk allegedly bullied staff members, subjecting them to both physical and verbal abuse — or so reports a thus-far-unpublished Tribune investigation, according to the Associated Press.

Predictably unhappy about the story, Kirk’s campaign launched an “unusual” counter-attack — threatening “legal action” against the Tribune in an attempt to suppress the report, the AP reported.

But the Kirk campaign’s effort backfired: The threatened lawsuit became public, and Mark Kirk is now publicly defending himself over the alleged bullying.

Here’re some coverage highlights:

Associated Press: Kirk campaign launches unusual attack on Chicago Tribune

Huffington Post: Senator Mark Kirk’s Campaign Pre-Emptively Bashes Chicago Tribune Ahead Of Negative Story

Sun Times: Mark Kirk’s office launches preemptive strike against reporter

Politico: Kirk camp goes on offense against upcoming Chicago Tribune story
Chicago Tribune: Kirk campaign attacks Tribune before any story is publishedThe Guardian: Mark Kirk campaign: reporter ‘bullied’ staff with questions about abuse claims

Published: Sep 28, 2015

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