Tammy Duckworth enters her campaign headquarters at the Holiday Inn in Elk Grove Village to the cheers and a best wishes from fellow veteran Octavia Mitchell of Chicago as she prepares to talk to the media.
Tammy Duckworth, left, opposes Joe Walsh in the 8th Congressional District.
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In the end, it wasn't close after all. Democrat Tammy Duckworth sailed past charismatic Tea Partyer Joe Walsh to take the 8th Congressional District for the Democrats, a key race in the party's battle for the U.S. House. Duckworth pledged to use her status as a veteran to reach across the aisle in Congress.