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Tue Mar 20, 2012, 11:37 PM

Iraq war vet Tammy Duckworth wins Democratic primary, challenging teabagger Joe "Deadbeat Dad" Walsh

She and Elizabeth Warren are the two I'm rooting for most in the battle for Congress
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Tammy Duckworth’s win in Tuesday’s Democratic primary in a northwest suburban congressional district sets up what could be one of the nation’s most high-profile contests in November against freshman Republican Rep. Joe Walsh.

The outspoken Walsh is a favorite of national Tea Party activists, but Duckworth — who lost her legs in a combat helicopter crash in Iraq — long has been a rising star among the state’s powerful Democrats. Her status grew Tuesday with her victory against Raja Krishnamoorthi, a former deputy state treasurer.

With two-thirds of the vote counted, Duckworth had 66 percent of the vote to Krishnamoorthi’s 34 percent.

At about 9:30 p.m., Duckworth declared victory, saying Krishnamoorthi had called her and conceded the race.

“We are on our way to take on Joe Walsh,” said Duckworth, in a skirt that revealed her two prosthetic legs — one decorated in red, white and blue, the other wrapped in camouflage. Duckworth, who took the stage with the aid of a cane, made reference to her military experience: “I’m only here today because of my buddies in Iraq, and now every day I strive to be worthy of their effort.”

http://www.suntimes.com/news/elections/11421901-417/tammy-duckworth-wins-sets-up-high-profile-battle-with-joe-walsh.html

Tammy Duckworth for Congress
http://www.tammyduckworth.com

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Reply Iraq war vet Tammy Duckworth wins Democratic primary, challenging teabagger Joe "Deadbeat Dad" Walsh (Original post)
Adenoid_Hynkel Mar 2012 OP
Lint Head Mar 2012 #1
elleng Mar 2012 #2
Yavin4 Mar 2012 #3
progressoid Mar 2012 #4
Yavin4 Mar 2012 #5
gateley Mar 2012 #7
gateley Mar 2012 #6
Old and In the Way Mar 2012 #8
mucifer Mar 2012 #9
madrchsod Mar 2012 #10
opihimoimoi Mar 2012 #11
Lugnut Mar 2012 #12
TeamsterDem Mar 2012 #13
Adenoid_Hynkel Mar 2012 #14
TeamsterDem Mar 2012 #16
winstars Mar 2012 #15
Tennessee Gal Mar 2012 #17
longship Mar 2012 #18
DFW Mar 2012 #19
mahina Mar 2012 #20

Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Tue Mar 20, 2012, 11:40 PM

1. This is fantastic news!

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Tue Mar 20, 2012, 11:43 PM

2. GREAT!!!

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Tue Mar 20, 2012, 11:54 PM

3. My Donation Is On Its Way

Also, anyone who is delinquent on child support should not be allowed to run for office.

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Tue Mar 20, 2012, 11:56 PM

4. Super duper rec!

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Tue Mar 20, 2012, 11:59 PM

5. Warren / Duckworth 2016

Dare to dream.

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Response to Yavin4 (Reply #5)

Tue Mar 20, 2012, 11:59 PM

7. God -- could you imagine? What a combo! nt

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Tue Mar 20, 2012, 11:59 PM

6. WooHoo! Good news! nt

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Wed Mar 21, 2012, 12:01 AM

8. The Hero vs. the Zero

I couldn't imagine a greater contrast between these 2 candidates for the office. One - a deadbeat dad and all around scumbag - and a woman who has given mightily for this country. Joe should save everyone the effort and simply concede now.

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Wed Mar 21, 2012, 12:47 AM

9. PDA endorsed Tammy's opponent in the primary.

But, I do believe for her district she has a better chance of winning in the general than her primary opponent.

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Wed Mar 21, 2012, 12:57 AM

10. joe is going to lose big time

tammy is going to bury him in votes

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Wed Mar 21, 2012, 01:25 AM

11. KnR #24 :o)

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Wed Mar 21, 2012, 01:34 AM

12. Go Tammy! n/t

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Wed Mar 21, 2012, 01:41 AM

13. What are her chances in the general? Anyone know? Is it a really red district?

I would imagine so given that they voted that imbecile into office.

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Response to TeamsterDem (Reply #13)

Wed Mar 21, 2012, 02:32 AM

14. Walsh has only 28% approval and was losing to 'Generic Dem' by double digits in Jan. polling

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Reply #14)

Wed Mar 21, 2012, 02:43 AM

16. Good Lord I hope those numbers hold. Thanks for the numbers

Go Tammy!!!! She'd make an excellent representative of any district. I'm not rich and have some money put into nationwide races already. I wish I could help her too!!!!

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Wed Mar 21, 2012, 02:34 AM

15. Signed up on her website to support her...

I will donate to her when I can... Her website needs someone qualified to help make it better, it has not been updated recently. I wanted to see a picture of her BAD ASS flag and camo legs. I am sure she is very busy actually being the candidate, but a better website will help with $$$. Maybe someone around here with some skills could...help a sister out.

It will be so sweet as she wipes the floor with the DEADBEAT DAD from now until November!!!

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Wed Mar 21, 2012, 02:45 AM

17. Fantastic!

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Wed Mar 21, 2012, 03:39 AM

18. She's going to be a star


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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Wed Mar 21, 2012, 04:55 AM

19. I met Tammy Duckworth in DC six years ago.

She was uncomplicated, straightforward, smart, didn't make a big deal of her injuries, but didn't hide them either.
Her mom is Thai, which accounts for her Asian features. I asked. She didn't appear to be a firebrand activist,
but was, for obvious reasons, concerned with the Bush administration (this was 2006, remember) not giving
a crap about vets who needed help when they came back from the Middle East. She walks with some difficulty,
but thinks with none. She was a newbie in her 2006 race against a Republican scumbag who accused Tammy,
of all people, of being a "cut and run" Democrat where the guy had never served himself. The climate has
changed, needless to say. I think she gets in this time.

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Wed Mar 21, 2012, 05:39 AM

20. Go Hawaii girl!

Hiki no!

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