Duckworth, Baldwin rally state Dems; party chair election today

U.S. Sen. Tammy Duckworth called on state Dem party activists at their state convention Friday to “unify behind a new vision for the future.”
Duckworth, D-Ill., emphasized unity among all Americans in her speech, telling the crowd in the last address of the night that U.S. citizens “will never give up on our own” and will not “leave anyone behind.”
Duckworth, an Iraqi war veteran, highlighted her experience when her aircraft was shot down by an RPG in Baghdad, resulting in her losing both of her legs and part of her arm before being carried to safety.
But she drew parallels between that experi...

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