Bonnie Cash

Sen. Tammy Duckworth (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 Kirk (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.”

Tags 2022 elections 2022 midterms Illinois Mark Kirk senate elections Tammy Duckworth

The Hill has removed its comment section, as there are many other forums for readers to participate in the conversation. We invite you to join the discussion on Facebook and Twitter.

See all Hill.TV See all Video

Most Popular

Load more

Video

See all Video