The SEIU* Illinois State Council is endorsing U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth (D-IL,8) for U.S. Senate.
The union is scheduled to make its endorsement announcement during a press conference Monday morning.
Duckworth is competing with state Sen. Napoleon Harris (D-Harvey) and Andrea Zopp, former president and CEO of the Chicago Urban League, in the Democratic U.S. Senate primary. The three candidates are vying for U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk's (R-IL) seat.
Duckworth "is not only a war hero but has a proven record of supporting issues crucial to working families, such as ensuring equal pay for women, expanding access to maternity leave and child care, raising the minimum wage, and passing comprehensive immigration reform," SEIU Illinois State Council President Tom Balanoff said in a statement.
"We look forward to continuing to work with her in fighting for a fair economy that works for everyone," he added.
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