Both Illinois senators supporting Penny Pritzker as commerce secretary

Penny Pritzker

May 21, 2013 4:36:53 PM PDT
Both of Illinois' senators are now supporting Penny Pritzker's nomination as secretary of commerce.

Senator Mark Kirk's office told ABC7 Tuesday that the senator met with Pritzker and believes she will be beneficial for business in Illinois.

Pritzker was nominated earlier this month by President Barack Obama.

A spokesman for Kirk said both he and Senator Durbin plan to introduce Pritzker at her Senate confirmation hearing on Thursday.