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Bridget Johnson


August 7, 2012 - 1:49 pm

Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) looks like he’s many steps closer to his goal of walking back into the upper chamber after his January stroke.

Kirk released a video noting the progress he’s made in walking and speech therapy. He recently completed a 9-week mobility study at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, during which the senator walked a total of 14.79 miles and climbed 145 flights of stairs.

“I want to thank the people of Illinois for their patience with this patient,” Kirk said.

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Bridget Johnson is a veteran journalist whose news articles and opinion columns have run in dozens of news outlets across the globe. Bridget first came to Washington to be online editor at The Hill, where she wrote The World from The Hill column on foreign policy. Previously she was an opinion writer and editorial board member at the Rocky Mountain News and nation/world news columnist at the Los Angeles Daily News. She is an NPR contributor and has contributed to USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, National Review Online, Politico and more, and has myriad television and radio credits as a commentator. Bridget is Washington Editor for PJ Media.

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