New: Duckworth releases first video, Raja comes out in support
In addition to releasing her first video "The Extra Mile" today, Tammy Duckworth's primary opponent, Raja Krishnamoorthi, came out in formal support of her.
Krishnamoorthi, who, like Duckworth, is from Hoffman Estates, has been graceful and encouraging about his opponent's general election bid, but this is the first release capturing those sentiments.
Krishnamoorthi describes Duckworth as "tough, smart, competitive" and "a voice of reason in a time when we need real leadership in Congress. In addition, she's a war hero - a patriot's patriot. Tammy's a role model whose story of overcoming adversity is a lesson for our children and Americans of all ages. In short, she belongs in Congress, and I will do whatever I can to get her elected."
Krishnamoorthi's support could come in handy with the area's large South Asian population, whose vote Walsh has been courting as well.