U.S. Senator-elect Mark Kirk says he may buck his party during
Congress's lame duck session and support a slimmed-down campaign finance
reform bill. Progress Illinois has noted that in the recent campaign, Kirk received over $8.7 million from groups that accepted unlimited contributions or did not disclose the source of their money, far more than any of the other candidates in the 74 seats that switched parties on Election Day. And as a member of the U.S. House, Kirk opposed the DISCLOSE Act.