Navy exaggerations damage Ill. Senate candidate

Illinois Republican Senate candidate, U.S. Rep. Mark Kirk, speaks before The Metropolitan Planning Council at, Monday, June 21, 2010, in Chicago. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green) (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green)

June 24, 2010 5:44:58 AM PDT
Republican Mark Kirk has stepped on a political landmine of his own creation, leaving him as damaged as his Democratic opponent in the race for an Illinois Senate seat once held by President Barack Obama.