IL Senator-Caregiver Controversy

U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk’s campaign says the Illinois Republican did things “by the book” when he gave a campaign job to a personal caregiver hired to assist him following a 2012 stroke. The Chicago Tribune reports Kirk’s campaign paid the caregiver more than $43,000 between August 2013 and 2014. Campaign manager Kevin Artl says the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Ethics approved the arrangement. Kirk is seeking re-election in one of 2016’s most competitive races.