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Duckworth Campaign Sets Fundraising Record

Duckworth will report raising nearly $900,000 in the second quarter.

Democratic 8th Congressional District candidate Tammy Duckworth has raised a record amount of money in the second quarter, her campaign said.

Duckworth, who is running against Republican Joe Walsh, will report raising at least $885,540 for the second quarter of 2012, her strongest fundraising quarter yet. Her campaign said this is believed to be the highest quarter for any House challenger from either party.

Nearly 92 percent of the individual contributions Duckworth received this quarter were for $100 or less, with the average individual contribution being $79.97.

Earlier this month, Walsh created a national controversy when he said Duckworth should stop talking about her military service, according to the Huffington Post. Duckworth lost both her legs while fighting in Iraq.

A. M. Kelly August 12, 2012 at 10:21 PM
Abigail: What "socialism" are you talking about?...Can you even DEFINE the word?...President Obama, is HARDLY a "socialist", in fact he is THE most conservative democratic president we've ever had...Period. Do yourself a favor -- Turn off Fox News and read a history book...You'll actually learn what "socialism" means, and learn that EVERY country in the Western World has some "socialist" elements in it, that our country has had them for DECADES, that our country has the fewest, and the few we DO have are wildly popular accross party lines!.
A. M. Kelly August 12, 2012 at 10:27 PM
Bill: Tammy Duckworth has "improved life in Illinois" by helping to find jobs for returning Illinois soldiers in her role as head of the Illinois Veterans Administration. In addition to her sacrificing her legs, if not her life, that seems like a Hell of a lot more than "Dead Beat Dad" Joe Walsh ever did.
A. M. Kelly August 12, 2012 at 10:33 PM
Again, Abigail, Ms Duckworth acted as the chief executive of the U.S.National Veteran's Affairs Office and before that, she headed the Illinois Veterans Affairs Office...Can you tell me how that might make her "less qualified" than Joe Walsh who had no notable experience in either the private OR public sector when he ran for office?
A. M. Kelly August 12, 2012 at 10:41 PM
Independence666: I think it's time we defined our terms: What, exactly, is "far left" in your opinion, and what, in your opinion, makes Tammy Duckworth one of these "far left" politicians? If you can't answer those questions, you're simply repeating talking points whose actual meaning you don't understand.
A. M. Kelly August 12, 2012 at 10:57 PM
"Sound like another government worker trying for another government (taxpayer paid) JOB" Chbuster, what do you think our SOLDIERS are?..Clue: They are "government paid workers"....Would you like to get rid of the MILITARY because it's a "government paid job'?....How about eliminating the the Police force and the Fire fighters, with them, since they're all "governement tax payer paid jobs" too?....You anti-government extremists have taken this "argument" to the point of absurdity!

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