Elizabeth Warren stumps, raises funds for Duckworth
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Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenWarren wants probe into whether former U.S. soldiers worked as assassins for UAE 'Broad City' stars urge Clinton not to run again Big Dem donors stick to sidelines as 2020 approaches MORE (D-Mass.) is lending support to Rep. Tammy Duckworth’s (D-Ill.) Senate bid, according to the Chicago Sun-Times

On Friday, Warren will join actress Nora Dunn, Sen. Dick DurbinRichard (Dick) Joseph DurbinFarm bill negotiators should take advantage of the moment The Hill's 12:30 Report — Trump says he is cutting foreign aid over caravan | Lawmakers point fingers at Saudi crown prince | DNC chair downplays 'blue wave' talk The Hill's Morning Report — Presented by PhRMA — Early ballots pouring in with 15 days to the midterms MORE (D-Ill.) and Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (DSCC) Chairman Jon TesterJonathan (Jon) TesterDemocrats slide in battle for Senate Overnight Energy: Outdoor retailer Patagonia makes first Senate endorsements | EPA withdraws Obama uranium milling rule | NASA chief sees 'no reason' to dismiss UN climate report Trump on 'I love you' from rally crowd: 'I finally heard it from a woman' MORE (D-Mont.) in Chicago for a joint fundraiser supporting both Duckworth and the DSCC. 


The progressive firebrand will also stump for the Illinois congresswoman at a “retirement security roundtable” in Chicago in an appeal to seniors. They will address President Obama’s fiduciary rule, which would impose stricter rules on retirement investment advisers. 

Duckworth’s opponent, Sen. Mark KirkMark Steven KirkThis week: Trump heads to Capitol Hill Trump attending Senate GOP lunch Tuesday High stakes as Trump heads to Hill MORE (R-Ill.), opposes the rule, and he has previously sponsored legislation that would require Congress to sign off on any such rulemaking. 

Warren and Duckworth have teamed up in the past and introduced legislation late last year that would help veterans and seniors by providing them with a one-time payment for those who did not receive a cost-of-living-adjustment this year. 

The Massachusetts senator has continued to remain neutral in the Democratic presidential primary. 

Duckworth will square off against Kirk in what is considered to be one of the most competitive and expensive Senate races this cycle. Kirk faces an uphill battle for reelection in a left-leaning state Obama won in both his 2008 and 2012 elections. 

Duckworth has been leading the GOP senator in recent polls, and she has about $750,000 more in the bank, according to first quarter fundraising reports from 2016. 

Democrats need to net five Senate seats in 2016 to regain a majority in the upper chamber — unless they retain the White House. Then a net gain of four seats would give them the majority, with the vice president breaking a 50-50 tie.

Democrats are considered to have an advantage in that they are only defending 10 Senate seats, while the GOP is defending 24 seats.