Greg Hinz reports that Mark Kirk, following a series of confusing leaks, is actually running for Senate. Which is fine by me, since the prospect of Hashtag Andy McKenna* getting trounced is hell of boring. I think he goes too far in his analysis, however – while this weekend’s logrolling might make everyone involved look a bit foolish, it’s the sort of thing that won’t be noticed by most voters, or will at least be completely forgotten come election time.

*Here’s his official statement. The ILGOP’s choice to illustrate their homepage with a dour-looking middle-aged white dude looking at the stock indexes is choice. WTG branding.