Candidate for the 8th Congressional District Tammy Duckworth has been put "On The List" by Emily's List. According to an announcement by the progressive political organization, "On The List" is "the new way for EMILY's List members to engage with and support promising candidates even earlier in the election cycle."
"Democrats have a new lease on life and the reason is women," said EMILY's List President Stephanie Schriock in a press release. "Strong women candidates across the country like Tammy Duckworth in Illinois, Val Demings in Florida and Dina Titus in Nevada are getting in early and they're ready for the fight. The entire EMILY's List community is proud to support them as they stand up to the Republican's war on women. After the stunning victories by Kathy Hochul in New York and Janice Hahn in California, it's clear Democratic women have the momentum and our members are more energized than ever to win back the House."
Duckworth, who recently stepped down from the role of Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, is going up against Raja Krishnamoorthi in the Democratic primary. Duckworth has not reported how much money she has on hand, but according to June 30 reporting, Krishnamoorthi has a little more that $403,000. He is in Washington fundraising this week, according to Lynn Sweet. Freshman Congressman Joe Walsh (R-8th) has not revealed whether he will run for his current district or opt to campaign for another.