Duckworth announces reelection bid

Duckworth announces reelection bid
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Sen. Tammy DuckworthLadda (Tammy) Tammy DuckworthBipartisan Senate bill introduced to give gyms B in relief Duckworth says food stamps let her stay in high school If you want Julie Su at the DOL, don't point to her resume MORE (D-Ill.) on Tuesday announced she would run for reelection in 2022.

“Folks, I am officially launching my re-election campaign for United States Senate in Illinois,” Duckworth wrote on Twitter, including a link to donate to her campaign.

“We've made so much progress, but my work for Illinois families and Veterans isn't finished. But it won't be easy,” she wrote. “If you can, chip in and let's go win this.”


Duckworth, an Iraq War veteran, was first elected to the Senate in 2016 when she defeated former Sen. Mark KirkMark Steven KirkDuckworth announces reelection bid Brave new world: Why we need a Senate Human Rights Commission  Senate majority battle snags Biden Cabinet hopefuls MORE (R-Ill.) by more than 15 points.

Prior to being elected to the Senate, Duckworth had served two terms in the House representing Illinois’s 8th Congressional District.

In 2018, Duckworth became the first senator to give birth while in office when she had her daughter Maile.

No GOP challengers have yet announced that they will run for against her and Cook Political Report rates the seat as “Solid Democrat.”