Polls must show Walsh closing in on Duckworth if Jan Schakowsky sees a need to call attention to him like this. A Schakowsky v Walsh debate would be a sight to behold. Perhaps Tammy Duckworth best let Jan stand in for a debate she seems to prefer not to have.
U.S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky singled out the 8th Congressional District race, calling Republican U.S. Rep. Joe Walsh “an embarrassment to the United States Congress.”
The rallying comes as Walsh’s opponent, Democrat Tammy Duckworth of Hoffman Estates, is set to take the main convention stage later today to stump for President Barack Obama.
Schakowsky, of Evanston, told the Illinois delegation during a breakfast meeting that Duckworth’s race — as well as bids by Democrat Bill Foster of Naperville against U.S. Rep. Judy Biggert of Hinsdale in the 11th District and the race between Democrat Brad Schneider of Deerfield and U.S. Rep. Robert Dold of Kenilworth in the 10th District — is key to the party’s success nationwide.