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Tammy Duckworth

Senate - Challenger

In 2012, Tammy Duckworth was elected to represent Illinois’ 8th Congressional District, defeating GOP incumbent Joe Walsh in the general election. In Congress, Duckworth has been a reliable source of support in Congress for pro-peace, pro-Israel Americans. Congresswoman Duckworth is a firm believer that the strong US-Israeli bond is based on shared values and shared interests. Duckworth has continued to express strong support for a two-state solution, acknowledging Israel’s best security arrangement can be achieved through an agreement with the Palestinians. Reaffirming her conviction that American leadership is critical to bridging Israeli and Palestinian support for a two-state solution, Duckworth was a cosponsor on H. Res 365, a bill commending the Kerry Initiative. Congresswoman Duckworth is an Iraq War Veteran, losing both her legs in a Black Hawk helicopter combat mission in 2004. The Congresswoman has previously stressed that her military experience puts her in a unique position to speak out for peace in the Middle East; she trained with Israeli soldiers and notes that her exposure to the IDF has shaped her perspective on the sacrifices they make.

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