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The Southern Illinoisan: Guest View: Kirk’s smear campaign against Duckworth’s record is disgraceful

As a Marine Corps veteran of the war in Iraq, I’ve been on the edge of my seat following the Illinois Senate race between two veteran contenders. The number of veterans serving in the U.S. Congress is at an all-time … Continue reading

Quad-City Times: Duckworth makes pitch for U.S. Senate seat at economic roundtable

If U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth, D-Illinois, can win the U.S. Senate seat currently held by Republican Mark Kirk, she said she will have a chance to put into motion bipartisan plans that will support the economy, help make education affordable … Continue reading

Dispatch Argus: Duckworth touts support for manufacturing

U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth, D-Schaumburg, a U.S. Senate candidate, told a group of Quad-Cities women Tuesday that she’ll work to reward businesses that keep jobs in the U.S. and contract with women-owned businesses. Accompanied by U.S. Rep. Cheri Bustos, D-Moline, … Continue reading

Fox2: Duckworth visits Metro East looking for votes in IL US Senate race

The man who won Barack Obama’s U.S. Senate seat in 2010 is facing an uphill challenge in this last week of the general campaign. Republican Senator Mark Kirk is trailing his Democratic challenger, Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth by 18 points according … Continue reading

New Ad: In Closing Spot, Duckworth Touts Economic Agenda to Serve Working Families, Asks for Illinoisans’ Votes

Tammy Duckworth’s campaign for U.S. Senate today released its closing argument ad, entitled “Simple.” The 30-second, direct-to-camera positive spot, which will run in every Illinois market, highlights the core of Duckworth’s mission as a public servant: to help Illinois working … Continue reading

The Daily Illini Editorial Board endorses Tammy Duckworth for U.S. Senate

On Nov. 2, 2010, Mark Kirk stood in front of a cheering crowd in Wheeling, Ill., with a smile on his face. The then-U.S. senator-elect from Illinois gave the crowd a thumbs up and said: “We are 800 miles from … Continue reading

The State Journal-Register: Our View: Tammy Duckworth has savvy, tenacity to be effective U.S. senator

The U.S. Senate race between incumbent Mark Kirk and his challenger, U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth, has gotten national attention since it kicked off. First of all, with control of the Senate in play, any competitive race that might flip parties … Continue reading

St. Louis Post-Dispatch: Editorial: For U.S. Senate in Illinois, Democrat Tammy Duckworth

In Mark Kirk and Tammy Duckworth, Illinois voters had two solid candidates to choose between in the Nov. 8 election for U.S. Senate. But on Thursday night, Kirk embarrassed himself with a racist comment of Trumpian proportions. Debating in Springfield, … Continue reading

Quad-City Times: Endorsement: Serious Duckworth is what Illinois deserves

U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth is serious. She’s earnest. She’s determined. Duckworth will make a welcome replacement for the U.S. Senate’s class clown, Republican Mark Kirk. The no-nonsense Democrat knows her way around the military. The Iraq War cost Duckworth both … Continue reading

The Southern Illinoisan: Duckworth edges Kirk for Senator

The race for junior senator for the State of Illinois is among the most interesting in the country. We have the incumbent Republican Mark Kirk, a political maverick. Kirk’s first term as senator was highlighted by his willingness to buck … Continue reading

Chicago Sun-Times: Duckworth, with kid in tow, stops downtown to vote

With her toddler daughter in her lap, U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth cast her ballot downtown Wednesday as her closely watched race against Sen. Mark Kirk nears an end. “Make a plan to go vote, and please vote,” said Duckworth, voting … Continue reading

New ad: President Obama Praises Duckworth as a Leader for Illinois Families

Tammy Duckworth’s campaign for U.S. Senate is out today with a new radio spot, entitled “Shoes,” in which President Barack Obama lauds Duckworth’s record as a champion for working families. The President describes Tammy as “a terrific leader who will … Continue reading