During the discussion of the 2010 U.S. Senate field on yesterday's edition of Chicago Tonight, anchor Elizabeth Brackett mentioned that she had talked to "some of [GOP Rep.] Mark Kirk's people" and learned that "he would not run" if Attorney General Lisa Madigan jumped in that race. Watch it (full video available here):
This isn't altogether surprising. After all, Madigan is so far polling extremely well, whether on the Senate or gubernatorial side. But it does shed a little light on Kirk's mindset at the moment.