Mark Kirk is a Republican senator from Illinois. The guy is horrible, incapable of performing any duties at all, and has done absolutely nothing for Illinois. (Like Rauner, he’s not a whole lot into working.)
Kirk is being challenged for his seat by Democrat Tammy Duckworth who had every chance of winning. That is, until she decided that now is a good time to promote the idea of bringing 100,000 Syrian refugees to the US.
Illinois is a state without a budget that can barely manage to keep its 911 lines open, with a dysfunctional political process and a tanking economy. The last thing voters of any political persuasion want right now is a debate on refugees. But the stupid twat just had to go and step into it, and now Kirk is milking this mistake to death.