Kirk, Davis host bipartisan town hall meeting

January 15, 2011 5:02:53 PM PST
Republican Senator Mark Kirk and Democratic Congressman Danny Davis appeared together in a meeting that they had planned for months.

The bipartisan session was a town hall meeting at Malcom X College, in Davis's West Side district.

Davis, a Chicagoan who's starting his eighth term in Congress, was host.

He called the town hall unique for bridging party lines.

"This is probably one of a kind, where you have two members of Congress representing different parties," Davis said.

"The mission of Congressman Davis and I is the same. We are both pro-Illinois, and then to pull together," Kirk said.

Kirk and Davis were House colleagues during Kirk's five terms as a north suburban Congressman.