Sunday, April 21, 2013
Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth (IL-8) canceled her scheduled appearance on Meet the Press and instead chose to assess flood damage in the 8th Congressional District.
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Sunday, April 21
Sunday, Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth (IL-8) canceled her scheduled appearance on Meet the Press and instead chose to assess flood damage in the 8th Congressional District. She planned visits the Red Cross Shelter in Wheeling, and to assess flood damage in Des Plaines, Addison and Lombard. “My thoughts and prayers are with the families whose lives have been disrupted by the flooding,” said Duckworth. “I have been inspired by the efforts of first responders, local officials, and ordinary citizens who have assisted those who have lost so much during the last several days. I will do everything within my power to make sure that the federal government provides assistance to my neighbors so that they can rebuild their lives. The people of …
Saturday, January 19, 2013
Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth of the 8th Congressional District spoke at a rally Saturday and said there are a number of ways people can serve our country.
Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth of the 8th District participated in the National Day of Service commemoration Saturday, and encouraged all Americans to find some way to serve others. “There are so many great ways to serve your country,” Duckworth said. “Whether it’s volunteering at a soup kitchen or nursing home, tutoring at a school, or helping to build affordable housing. “We all have a responsibility to go into our communities and make a difference,” she said. Duckworth also took part in a community service project at Ideal Academy in Washington D.C. and spoke at a rally on the National Mall. Duckworth volunteers at Feeding Greater Elgin and St. Paul’s Food Pantry in Bloomington, Illinois. She also is a 21 year veteran in the United …
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Results came in quickly Tuesday night, and by 10:15 p.m. Duckworth was the clear winner.
Update 12:00 a.m. Republican Congressman Joe Walsh knew Cook County would be a challenge in his quest for the 8th Congressional seat, but he and his staffers hoped conservative voters from DuPage and Kane County would offset that obstacle. That was not the case on Tuesday. With 409 of the 430 precincts reporting election results by 11 p.m., Democratic challenger Tammy Duckworth held 56.3 of the votes and Walsh had 43.7. Duckworth had 116,872 votes to Walsh's 97,331 at that time. DuPage County numbers were slightly closer; Duckworth grabbing 52 percent of the votes to Walsh's 48 percent - with all precincts from that county reporting. Kane County still had 12 precincts to send in votes, but Duckworth had the lead there, too. The three hours…
Monday, November 5, 2012
Democratic challenger Tammy Duckworth (D) and freshman Republican Joe Walsh (R) each have received substantial financial support to reach out to voters, in addition to other area candidates, the Chicago Tribune reports.
Monday, November 5, 2012
Thousands of dollars have been donated, and thousands of phone calls made to help clinch the 8th Congressional District seat currently held by freshman republican Joe Walsh, the Chicago Tribune reports. Both democratic challenger, Tammy Duckworth and Walsh each have received substantial support from their party's Super PAC's, but the Chicago Tribune reports Walsh has outspent Duckworth by thousands.
Friday, November 2, 2012
With the election just four days away, Congressman Joe Walsh and his opponent Tammy Duckworth are doing all they can to discredit each other.
With the November 6 election just days away, the barbs between incumbent Congressman Joe Walsh and his opponent Tammy Duckworth appear to be at a fever pitch. Walsh has called into question Duckworth's firing of two state employees when she ran the Illinois Department of Veterans Affairs, CBS reports. Duckworth has commented little as she has said the case is still in litigation. Duckworth has pointed the finger as well. In a press release from her campaign office Thursday, Duckworth criticized Walsh for his alleged association with the group Now or Never, for spending $1 million against her campaign. She referred the group as a "Super PAC completely funded by the far-right wing organization Americans for Limited Government," according …
Friday, October 19, 2012
Republican 8th District Congressman Joe Walsh held a press conference to clarify comments he made regarding abortion Thursday.
Republican 8th District Congressman Joe Walsh held a press conference to clarify comments he made regarding abortion Thursday (SEE VIDEO). Walsh made some absolute statements Thursday on whether abortions are necessary, even in the instance of saving the life of pregnant women. The comments came during a WTTW debate with his Democratic challenger, Tammy Duckworth. Walsh stated "With modern technology and science, you can't find one instance [where abortions are necessary to save a woman's life]," The Hill reported. According to the Chicago Tribune, when reporters asked for clarification to confirm Walsh meant even when it was medically necessary to save a woman's life, his stance remained; he was quoted as saying, "Absolutely." Duckworth…
Tuesday, September 4, 2012
8th Congressional District candidate Tammy Duckworth addressed the Democratic National Convention Tuesday.
Tammy Duckworth, candidate in the 8th Congressional District, addressed the Democratic National Convention Tuesday. Duckworth began by talking about her background and her service as a Black Hawk helicopter pilot in the Iraq War. Duckworth lost both of her legs when she was shot down in 2004. She then served as director of Illinois' Department of Veterans' Affairs and was assistant secretary of Veterans Affairs under President Barack Obama. Duckworth's opponent in the November election is incumbent Republican Joe Walsh. Walsh did not attend the Republican National Convention last week. "Last week Joe skipped his party's convention to spend time in the 8th district listening to the concerns of voters, meeting with small business owners and …
Democrat Tammy Duckworth is challenging incumbent Republican Joe Walsh for the 8th Congressional District seat.
Tuesday, September 4, 2012
Democrat Tammy Duckworth is challenging incumbent Republican Joe Walsh for the 8th Congressional District seat. Candidates Click on a candidate's name for biographical information and answers to our candidate questionnaires, and check back for updates. Read Patch's coverage of the Eighth Congressional District.
Friday, July 20, 2012
The Illinois 8th District candidate asks his opponent, Tammy Duckworth, to do the same.
Congressman Joe Walsh announced Thursday he will not attend the Republican National Convention in Tampa Bay in August, according to a news release from his campaign. Instead, the 8th district Republican candidate will host a series of town hall meetings and listening events in the district. "Rather than mingle with Party insiders in Tampa, I will be in the 8th district to continue to serve as an independent voice for for the people," Walsh said in a statement. In addition, Walsh asked his opponent, Tammy Duckworth, to join him in skipping the Democratic convention in Charlotte and instead hold joint town halls. The Chicago Sun-Times has reported that Duckworth will attend the convention and will serve as a delegate and the vice chair of …
Thursday, July 12, 2012
Duckworth will report raising nearly $900,000 in the second quarter.
Democratic 8th Congressional District candidate Tammy Duckworth has raised a record amount of money in the second quarter, her campaign said. Duckworth, who is running against Republican Joe Walsh, will report raising at least $885,540 for the second quarter of 2012, her strongest fundraising quarter yet. Her campaign said this is believed to be the highest quarter for any House challenger from either party. Nearly 92 percent of the individual contributions Duckworth received this quarter were for $100 or less, with the average individual contribution being $79.97. Earlier this month, Walsh created a national controversy when he said Duckworth should stop talking about her military service, according to the Huffington Post. Duckworth lost …