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Tammy Duckworth was the Democratic Party nominee in the 2006 congressional election for the Sixth Congressional District of Illinois (map). She unsuccessfully ran against Republican Rep. Peter Roskam to replace retiring Rep. Henry Hyde.
Duckworth was born in Thailand and grew up in several Southeast Asian countries where her father worked for the United Nations and several international companies. The family moved to Hawaii when she was 16. She attended the University of Hawaii and George Washington University. While working toward her Masters Degree at the latter institution, she joined the ROTC program. Commissioned after graduation, she was called up for active duty in Iraq. She lost both legs when her helicopter was hit with a rocket propelled grenade. 
Meet the Cash Constituents
- Summary campaign contribution data from the Center for Responsive Politics on their Open Secrets IL-06 election profile page
- Detailed campaign contribution data from the Federal Elections Commission for Tammy Duckworth
Committees and Affiliations
Duckworth will be assigned committees if and when she is elected to Congress.
More Background Data
Articles and Resources
- Tammy Duckworth for Congress, official campaign site.
Local blogs and discussion sites
- Anna Song, "Casualties of war: Meet Tammy Duckworth," KATU2 (Portland, Oregon), March 23, 2005.
- Leo Shane III, "'The pedals were gone, and so were my legs'. Maj. Ladda 'Tammy' Duckworth, Air Medal, Army Commendation Medal," Stars and Stripes, June 14, 2005.
- "Portrait of Courage: Tammy Duckworth," Crooks and Liars, December 18, 2005.
- Kos, "IL-06: Tuesday Fighting Dem: Tammy Duckworth," Daily Kos, January 17, 2006.
- Peter Slevin, "After War Injury, an Iraq Vet Takes on Politics," Washington Post, February 19, 2006.
- Amanda Paulson, "For veteran Tammy Duckworth, latest fight is for a House seat. Wounded in the Iraq war, the Democratic newcomer is heating up the race in Chicago's Republican suburbs," Christian Science Monitor, February 22, 2006.
- Eric Ferkenhoff, "An Iraq Veteran Begins her Journey to Congress. Now that Tammy Duckworth has won her primary, the Illinois candidate will face a fall battle," TIME Magazine, March 22, 2006.
- Stewart David Ikeda, "Tammy Duckworth Prevails by 200 Votes; Moves to Battle for Hyde's Seat," IMDiversity, March 22, 2006.
- Bradley Portnoy, "IL-06: Duckworth, Durbin on Conditions in Iraq," The Stakeholder, August 8, 2006.
- Dennis Conrad, "Iraq vet running for Congress cites flaws in Bush war policy," Capitol Hill Blue, October 1, 2006.
- kos, "IL-06: The botched endorsement," Daily Kos, November 3, 2006: Veterans of Foreign Wars endorsed Peter Roskam.
Campaign contact information
Phone: (630) 792-1290
Fax: (630) 792-1291
Mail: 416 W. 22nd Street
Lombard, IL 60148