Illinois senator sees stroke recovery giving him 2016 edge

FILE - In this June 9, 2014 file photo, U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk R-Ill. speaks during an interview in his office. Kirk says the disability he suffers from his stroke has made him more known and more popular than ever, and that it will help him win re-election in 2016. A number of Democrats, particularly incumbent congressmen, are testing the waters for a run to challenge him, but all must be taking what he says into account. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green, File)CHICAGO (AP) — When U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk suffered a debilitating stroke in 2012, he faced a grueling recovery and serious questions about how he could continue his political career.

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