The Republican Party has released a slew of videos Thursday morning, including this one from the Illinois GOP that says the Land of Lincoln has been "Blagojeviched."



This is only a web ad so it will only run on blogs and is designed to get picked up on newscasts.

The Illinois GOP, of course, is gearing up for next year's Senate race where they see an opportunity in appointed Sen. Roland Burris' (D) seat. And, as Aaron Blake reported Thursday, the GOP is anxiously waiting to see if Congressman Mark KirkMark KirkMcConnell: Senate to try to repeal ObamaCare next week GOP senator: Not 'appropriate' to repeal ObamaCare without replacement GOP's repeal-only plan quickly collapses in Senate MORE (R) will jump into the race.

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