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 Steven KirkOn the Trail: Senate GOP hopefuls tie themselves to Trump Biden campaign releases video to explain 'what really happened in Ukraine' Why Republicans are afraid to call a key witness in the impeachment inquiry MORE (R) will jump into the race.

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