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Kirk Avoiding Palin Fundraiser




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    First he courts her, then he avoids her.

    Senate candidate Mark Kirk's office said today that he will not attend a Sarah Palin-fronted GOP fundraiser in Rosemont May 12, the Chicago Tribune reports.

    Aides say the congressman will be in DC for scheduled house events that day.

    The move appears to be a 180-degree turn from November when Kirk's people drafted a memo asking Palin to stop by and say something nice about the candidate while she was in town for an Oprah taping.