As you may have heard, I have decided not to run for Congress in 2008. I love working on behalf of the Veterans of Illinois and believe we are making a lot of progress. It is work I am committed to and I want to see it through.
But I wanted to take a moment to tell you about someone who is running for Congress, who I believe deserves our full support: my friend, Jill Morgenthaler.
Jill just stepped down from her position as Illinois ' homeland security adviser. She spent two years on the job, working with local, state, and federal authorities to keep all of us in Illinois safe. She did a remarkable job.
She's also a retired Colonel, a thirty year army Veteran, who has first hand experience in some of the most complex and dangerous regions of the world. She'll be the leader we need to help get our foreign policy back on track. When making decisions about Iraq and about other complex foreign policy issues facing our nation, Jill will ensure that sound judgment trumps partisan politics.
She's also a wife, a mother, and a 16 year resident of Des Plaines . Both of her kids went to local public schools. Jill knows that we need to take some of the financial pressure off of families in the 6th Congressional District.
She'll do it by working together with anyone—Democrat or Republican—who understands that we need to reign in runaway federal spending to lower taxes, make health care more affordable, end our dependence on foreign oil, secure our borders and keep our families safe.
I really believe in Jill and I can personally attest to what a great leader she is.
Please join me in continuing the fight we proudly waged in 2006 by giving Jill Morgenthaler the same friendship and support that you shared with me.
A contribution today of $50, $75 or $100 would go a long way toward helping Jill meet her fund raising goals for the February 5th primary and toward helping her retire Peter Roskam in 2008.
You can make your contribution securely online or mail it to Jill Morgenthaler for Congress 190 N. Swift Road Addison, IL 60101. It will really make a difference.
Thank you and God Bless,
Tuesday, January 15, 2008
An email from Tammy Duckworth
An email from Duckworth for Morganthaler. The quiet campaign in the 6th CD.