Duckworth defeats Walsh in 8th; Kinzinger wins 16th
Iraq War veteran Tammy Duckworth won a commanding victory over incumbent, U.S. Rep. Joe Walsh in Illinois 8th Congressional District, and Republican Adam Kinzinger easily defeated his challenger in the new 16th District.
With about 70 percent of precincts reporting, Duckworth garnered 114,834 votes to Walsh’s 94,611. Walsh is a tea party-backed Republican from McHenry. Duckworth told supporters Tuesday night at a rally that she will bring “a new attitude to Washington.”
Duckworth said she spoke to Walsh and he was gracious and offered to help her establish her office in Washington. She told supporters she looks forward to being their congresswoman.
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