What Support Does Democrat Duckworth Have for 8th District?

-By Warner Todd Huston

The new 8th Illinois Congressional District is a hotbed of political activity, it must be said. Seems like everyone wants it! Initially there were no less than four Republicans and two Democrats in the race for the primary ballot. Now the GOP side is down to two, but the Democrats have yet to winnow any.

For his part, Democrat Raja Krishnamoorthi has crossed that Rubicon and announced that he’s now raised over $1 million bucks for his campaign.

He also announced that he turned in more than twice the number of petition signatures than his opponent, Tammy Duckworth.

Duckworth, it should be noted, has the major support from the Illinois Democrat establishment, so Krishnamoorthi is the insurgent in this case.

But insurgent or no, does he have more support of the voters than Duckworth? These initial results sure make you think he might, that’s for sure.

About Warner Todd Huston

Warner Todd Huston is a Chicago-based freelance writer, has been writing opinion editorials and social criticism since early 2001 and is featured on many websites such as Andrew Breitbart's BigGovernment.com, BigJournalsim.com and all Breitbart News' other sites, RightWingNews.com, CanadaFreePress.com, and many, many others. Additionally, he has been a frequent guest on talk-radio programs across the country to discuss his opinion editorials and current events as well as appearing on TV networks such as CNN, Fox News, Fox Business Network, and various Chicago-based news programs. He has also written for several history magazines and appears in the book "Americans on Politics, Policy and Pop Culture" which can be purchased on amazon.com. He is also the owner and operator of PubliusForum.com. Feel free to contact him with any comments or questions : EMAIL Warner Todd Huston and follow him on Twitter, on Google Plus , and Facebook.
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4 Responses to What Support Does Democrat Duckworth Have for 8th District?

  1. Bill Baar says:

    Impressive start for a guy with saddled with bright star baggage.

  2. Bill Baar says:

    I don’t think Mike Madigan and his map makers realized the potential either. Like Jackson, he thought the communitee spoke “Shwarmi” and just tuned ’em out.

  3. I wasn’t very impressed with Raja when we met. He just seemed to parrott Axlerod’s talking points and couldn’t see how Obama’s policies aren’t working in the real world.

    He does seem to have more grassroots, uber progressive help though.