Republican U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk, right, and Democratic U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth, left, face off in their first televised debate in whats considered a crucial race that could determine which party controls the Senate, Thursday, Oct. 27, 2016, at the University of Illinois in Springfield, Ill. (Photo: Seth Perlman/AP) More VoteVets, a nonpartisan political action committee dedicated to giving veterans a voice, said Kirk was already losing to Duckworth andthat his racist debate remarks pushed his campaign over the cliff. Jon Soltz, an Iraq War veteran and chair of VoteVets, released a statement

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