Mark Kirk thanks constituents for support

January 8, 2013 3:45:23 PM PST
Illinois Senator Mark Kirk is thanking his constituents for their support in a new message posted on his website.

Last Thursday he climbed the capitol stairs in Washington DC and reclaimed his seat on the first day of the 113th Congress.

This came nearly one year after he suffered a stroke.

In a new message on his website, Kirk writes:

"With countless hours of rehabilitation sessions and physical therapy, I am proud to say I am walking again, back in Washington fighting for you. Thank you so very much for your support and patience."