Images: Tammy Duckworth at the 2008 and 2012 Democratic National Conventions

 
Updated 11/11/2014 1:54 PM

U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth landed a speaking spot at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., during her 2012 race for Congress.

Democrat Tammy Duckworth addresses the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., in 2012.
Democrat Tammy Duckworth addresses the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., in 2012.
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Democrat Tammy Duckworth looks on as silhouetted Michelle Obama talks to volunteers during Delegate Service Day at the 2008 Democratic National Convention in Denver.
Democrat Tammy Duckworth looks on as silhouetted Michelle Obama talks to volunteers during Delegate Service Day at the 2008 Democratic National Convention in Denver.
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Democrat Tammy Duckworth looks to Michelle Obama before the start of a Delegate Service Day event packing care boxes for troops at the 2008 Democratic National Convention in Denver.
Democrat Tammy Duckworth looks to Michelle Obama before the start of a Delegate Service Day event packing care boxes for troops at the 2008 Democratic National Convention in Denver.
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Democrat Tammy Duckworth stands at the podium as she speaks to delegates at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., in 2012.
Democrat Tammy Duckworth stands at the podium as she speaks to delegates at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., in 2012.
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Democrat Tammy Duckworth waves to delegates after speaking at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., in 2012, during her second race for Congress.
Democrat Tammy Duckworth waves to delegates after speaking at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., in 2012, during her second race for Congress.
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Democrat Tammy Duckworth waves to delegates at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., in 2012. She'd win her first race for Congress months later.
Democrat Tammy Duckworth waves to delegates at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., in 2012. She'd win her first race for Congress months later.
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Democrat Tammy Duckworth walks to the podium during the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C. in 2012.
Democrat Tammy Duckworth walks to the podium during the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C. in 2012.
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U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin talks to Democrat Tammy Duckworth during the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C. in 2012.
U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin talks to Democrat Tammy Duckworth during the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C. in 2012.
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Democrat Tammy Duckworth speaks to delegates at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C. in 2012.
Democrat Tammy Duckworth speaks to delegates at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C. in 2012.
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