U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth (D-IL,8) released her first TV campaign ad in her race to go up against U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk (R-IL) in the general election.
The ad, called "Driven," touts her experience working for the community and detailing her biography.
"Tammy is driven to serve families like her own, who have been knocked down but not out -- and who are working hard to get back up. There are families like that all across Illinois, and we're excited to begin this phase of our campaign by communicating with voters on television," Duckworth campaign manager Kaitlin Fahey said. "Tammy, who gave back over $10,000 of her own pay during sequestration, leads by example and will work to make college more affordable and retirements secure -- in contrast to Senator Kirk, who called efforts to make college more affordable a "giveaway," and supports the Ryan Budget, which would raise middle-class taxes and turn Medicare into a voucher program. There's a clear choice in this election for Illinois families."
Check out the ad, which began airing today:
Duckworth is going up against state Sen. Napoleon Harris (D-Harvey) and Andrea Zopp, former president and CEO of the Chicago Urban League, in the Democratic primary for the U.S. Senate seat.