Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth is a Chicago insider. She is not an independent voice for Illinois. Duckworth’s ties to disgraced former Governor Rod Blagojevich are raising questions about her judgment. She accepted donations from Myron Cherry, a long time Democratic fundraiser and lawyer linked to the Blagojevich-Rezko scandal.
Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth is anything but an independent voice. She speaks for fellow Chicago insiders, not the people of Illinois. Duckworth stood by her political patron Rod Blagojevich and would’ve been “honored” to have been appointed by thedisgraced former governor to the U.S. Senate. Duckworth was on the short-list for the vacant Illinois seat & would have been honored to have been appointed by Blagojevich.
Republicans have much to be proud of on the state level following the 2014 elections, but it should also serve as a reminder that when it comes to diverse candidate recruitment and elections, we still have a long way to go. At the state and local level, Republicans in 2014 elected 43 new candidates from diverse communities and 138 new women candidates. That is great progress towards having elected officials who better reflect the full diversity of our nation, but there is still much ground to make up. In the Midwest, we have an increasingly important role to play.
Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth is not an independent voice; instead, she is a Chicago insider who speaks for the powerbrokers. Her cozy relationship with disgraced former Governor Rod Blagojevich shows yet again that her rhetoric and record just don’t match up.