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 KirkStale, misguided, divisive: minimum wage can't win elections Immigration critics find their champion in Trump Trump's nominee to lead USAID has the right philosophy on international aid MORE (R) will jump into the race.

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