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Last updated Sep. 08, 2014

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Rep. Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.)

District: 8th District
Political Highlights: Democratic nominee for U.S. House, 2006; Veterans Affairs Department assistant secretary, 2009-11; U.S. House of Representatives, 2013-present
Born: March 12, 1968; Bangkok, Thailand
Residence: Hoffman Estates
Religion: Unspecified
Family: Husband, Bryan Bowlsbey; one child
Education: U. of Hawaii, B.A. 1989; George Washington U., M.A. 1992; Northern Illinois U., attended Ph.D. program 1992-2004; Capella U., Ph.D. 2009-15
Military Service: Army Reserve, 1991-96; Ill. National Guard, 1996-2014
Start of Service: Elected: 2012 (2nd term)
Committee Assignments: Armed Services (Readiness; Tactical Air & Land Forces); Oversight & Government Reform (Information Technology; Transportation & Public Assets - Ranking Member); Benghazi Attack

Election History
2014generalTammy Duckworth (D) 84,17855.7
Larry Kaifesh (R) 66,87844.3
2012generalTammy Duckworth (D) 123,20654.7
Joe Walsh (R) 101,86045.3
2006generalPeter Roskam (R) 91,38251.4
Tammy Duckworth (D) 86,57248.6
Roll Call Vitals


on the House Seniority List

Fellow Illinois Rep. Luis V. Gutierrez (D) is 55th.


Illinois is 16th on Roll Call's Clout Index, which measures influence in Congress by state.


Twitter Followers (@repduckworth)

Rep. Tammy Duckworth has no appearances on Sunday talk shows.

Sen. Bernard Sanders (I-Vt.) has the most appearances so far this year.

Roll Call and CQ Weekly use ratings assigned by the Rothenberg Political Report, which are defined as follows: SAFE: As of today, the party indicated is all but certain to win the seat. FAVORED: One candidate has a substantial advantage, but an upset is still possible. LEAN: The party indicated has the edge, but the outcome is less certain than for races rated as favored. TILT: The outcome is effectively regarded as a tossup for each of these highly competitive seats, although the party indicated has a slight edge. TOSSUP: Neither party has an edge in these contests.