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Chicago Defender Endorses Tammy Duckworth

Democratic U.S. House member Tammy Duckworth represents the 8th Congressional District of Illinois and is running for a seat in the U.S. Senate. She will face Republican incumbent Mark Kirk, Libertarian candidate Kenton McMillen, Green Party candidate Scott Summers, Constitution … Continue reading

The Alton Telegraph: In East St. Louis, Duckworth talks economic opportunity

Rep. Tammy Duckworth, Illinois’ Democratic nominee for Senate, dropped by East St. Louis Monday morning to talk economics with community leaders. The city, once a magnet for industry, has fallen on hard times over the last few decades. Civic leaders … Continue reading

The Daily Northwestern: U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth addresses college affordability during round table discussion

After her father lost his job, U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.) dropped out of private school and entered the public school system. Duckworth — who is currently running for Senate against Republican incumbent Mark Kirk — said she relied on … Continue reading

Belleville News-Democrat: Duckworth touts ‘economic justice’ during local campaign stop

U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth, D-Hoffman Estates, spoke Monday in East St. Louis at the Lessie Bates Davis Neighborhood House Family Development Center about the need for jobs and minority hiring, as she continued to campaign downstate in her bid unseat … Continue reading

Belleville News-Democrat: Duckworth to continue campaign swing through metro-east

U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth, D-Hoffman Estates, is scheduled to speak on Monday in East St. Louis at the Lessie Bates Davis Neighborhood House Family Development Center, as she campaigns downstate in her bid unseat Republican U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk. According … Continue reading

Rockford Register Star: Our View: Tammy Duckworth would add needed balance to the U.S. Senate

Illinois voters have an important choice to make Nov. 8 in the contest for U.S. senator. Mark Kirk, the Republican incumbent, is seeking his first re-election after winning in the Republican landslide of 2010. Kirk is being challenged by U.S. … Continue reading

Chicago Sun-Times Endorsement: Duckworth the better choice for U.S. Senate

If ever there were a need for a change, it is in the United States Senate. Our endorsement in the Senate race here in Illinois goes to Tammy Duckworth, who’s a much better bet than the increasingly perplexing incumbent, Mark … Continue reading

Chicago Tribune Endorsement: Tammy Duckworth for U.S. Senate from Illinois

Jan. 3, 2013, U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk stomped his right foot on a sandstone step of the U.S. Capitol. To hearty applause and the flutter of cameras, Kirk leaned on Vice President Joe Biden and Kirk’s best friend, Sen. Joe … Continue reading

WIFR: Tammy Duckworth visits Freeport

Just over three weeks until election day, Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth visits the stateline, reminding people to get out and vote on November 8th. Duckworth is running against Senator Mark Kirk, the incumbent, for the U.S. Senate seat, and today visited … Continue reading

CBS Chicago: Obama Describes Trump As Insecure During Duckworth Fundraiser

President Barack Obama said Sunday that he’s having a hard time believing some of the rhetoric coming from the top of the Republican presidential ticket, saying that nominee Donald Trump has demeaned women, minorities and immigrants, mocked the disabled and … Continue reading

Chicago Sun-Times: Obama on Donald Trump: ‘Ugly rhetoric’ shows he is ‘insecure’

President Barack Obama said that Donald Trump’s “unbelievable rhetoric” shows he is “insecure” and “pumps himself up by putting other people down,” commenting on Sunday for the first time since Trump’s lewd video surfaced. Obama spoke about Trump hours before … Continue reading

Chicago Tribune: Senate contender Tammy Duckworth takes on another race: Chicago Marathon

U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth can’t seem to get enough of racing. The Democratic challenger will take a break from her U.S. Senate bid to participate Sunday in the 2016 Bank of America Chicago Marathon, in what will be her fourth … Continue reading