Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has offered up his thoughts on the
preferred Democratic candidate in the 8th congressional district race,
endorsing Former Veterans Affairs Assistant Secretary Tammy Duckworth.
“I’m honored to have the Mayor’s support,” said Duckworth in a press release. “He's succeeded in the Halls of Congress and at the White House, and we share a commitment to getting our economy back on track, and working together to find solutions to our problems.”
Here's some words of support from Emanuel in a fundraising email he sent out for Duckworth earlier today:
Tammy’s no stranger fighting for her beliefs, no matter the risk. She also understands better than most the economic struggles people are facing right now. Tammy’s father was a Veteran who put himself through college on the GI Bill, but lost his job at age 55. She’s running for Congress to make sure that the same programs that helped her family get back on their feet are there for other people who are working hard toward the American Dream.
That’s why I’m supporting her and why I urge you to do the same. We need more members of Congress ready to solve problems and move our country forward.
Duckworth is running against former Deputy Treasurer Raja Krishnamoorthi for the Democratic nomination in the 8th congressional district, which is currently respresented by Tea Partier Joe Walsh.