Kirk says he's working on his own re-election bid.
Add Sen. Mark Kirk (R-IL) to the list of dignitaries who will not attend the Republican National Convention in Cleveland.
Republicans like Kirk, who are involved in difficult re-election fights, have been advised by the party to consider skipping the convention. They're fearful attending a contested convention pitting Donald Trump against Ted Cruz could hurt their re-election chances.
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