After dashing from reporters on Monday -- it appears GOP Senate Candidate Mark Kirk -- will have something to say "in short order" according to a Kirk aide. The congressman is expected to speak to the press in Chicago next week -- perhaps Monday.
After speaking for about 20 minutes earlier this week at the Metropolitan Planning Council, Kirk walked down from the dais in the Hyatt ballroom and then quickly exited through the back kitchen door. A pack of about 20 reporters at the event, expecting Kirk to stay for questions (as his opponent, Alexi Giannoulias did), ran after him through the crowded lunch tables, shouting his name.
Kirk ran through the kitchen and into the back loading area, where he jumped into an SUV which was idling with its engine on. Despite the calls of reporters, the SUV then sped away.
When asked why Kirk didn't stay for questions, his campaign responded: "Kirk was there to answer very specific issue-oriented questions at the invitation of MPC - he did."