Twitter’s influence on election etiquette, Duckworth/Kirk debate

Republican U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk, right, and Democratic U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth, left, face off in their first televised debate in what's considered a crucial race that could determine which party controls the Senate, Thursday, Oct. 27, 2016, at the University of Illinois in Springfield, Ill. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman)

Republican U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk, right, and Democratic U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth, left, face off in their first televised debate in what's considered a crucial race that could determine which party controls the Senate, Thursday, Oct. 27, 2016, at the University of Illinois in Springfield, Ill. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman)

Statehouse Bureau Chief for Illinois Public Radio Amanda Vinicky joined Rick on this week’s Sunday Spin to weigh in on what’s been going on in politics. They discuss Senator Mark Kirk’s offensive jibe toward Tammy Duckworth and his follow-up Twitter apology. Amanda points out how Twitter’s instantaneous and very public communication platform has completely transformed the election. Then Rick and Amanda marvel at the astronomical rise of money spent campaigning at the state level and point out the several other  constructive things this cash could be funding.

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