Tammy Duckworth


Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth says she has a plan to address criminal justice reform in her campaign for U.S. Senate...and a solution for relations between police and people of color. But it's not the main focus for the Democrat. 


Duckworth stopped into a local coffee shop in Champaign for a meet and greet, where she answered voter questions.

But despite police killings in Chicago and elsewhere dominating the headlines this week, race relations didn't come up once in the half-an-hour informal Q&A.


Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth is standing by her statement that companies that leave the U.S. are deserting their country. 

Duckworth made the comments during Governor Bruce Rauner’s campaign. Rauner was accused of outsourcing jobs. 

"I feel very strongly that you have left your country behind when you do that and you should be -- your loyalty should be here. Pay your fair share. Because it's not fair for those working families that are working two jobs, sometimes three, trying to get by."

Northern Illinois Republican Joe Walsh and his Democratic opponent Tammy Duckworth are squaring off in one of the nation's most closely watched congressional races. On Tuesday night, a debate between the two candidates underscored the tension between the two campaigns.