Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Highland Park) made a rare public appearance Thursday when Rep. Robert Dold’s (R-Kenilworth) campaign bus stopped outside the senator’s Highland Park home for a visit. Kirk has made few public outings since stroke in January.
Dold also picked up Kirk’s endorsement. The video released by the Dold campaign shows the two lawmakers talking but does not disclose the details of their conversation.
“Rep. Dold and I have worked on strengthening the security of Israel and to prevent Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons capabilities,” Kirk said in a release from the Dold campaign. “We worked together to put tougher sanctions on Iran’s energy sector and encouraged the administration to sign the new sanctions into law.”
Meanwhile, Dold’s Democratic challenger, Brad Schneider of Deerfield, got the backing Sen. Richard Durbin (D-Springfield), the state’s senior senator, last month.
“He wants to make sure we move forward creating jobs and business opportunities in Illinois,” Durbin said. “His background as a businessman puts him in a position to do that.”