The Illinois GOP's U.S. Senate nominee Jim Oberweis was conspicuously absent from today's ILGOP Unity Luncheon, which featured U.S. Senator Mark Kirk who once implied that Oberweis is the "top anti-gay bigot in the state."
Oberweis, who is a state senator, was in Springfield today where the senate was in session. When queried if he had been asked "not" to attend the unity luncheon, Oberweis told Illinois Review "Absolutely not. It was a difficult decision for which I knew I would be criticized no matter what I did."
Asked if he thought Kirk would endorse him, Oberweis said he has a call into Kirk's office about it. As late as January 28, Kirk refused to say if he would endorse the Republican nominee (HERE).
Chicago Tribune political cartoonist Scott Stantis thinks the odds are stacked against Oberweis, stating that "unless Durbin is caught sleeping with a pro-life, anti-Obamacare prostitute, he will coast to yet another six-year term."
What do you think?