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Duckworth to challenge Kirk for U.S. Senate

WASHINGTON -- Democratic Rep. Tammy Duckworth made official on Monday that she will challenge Republican Sen. Mark Kirk for re-election in 2016.

Duckworth, an Iraq war amputee and two-term congresswoman from Hoffman Estates, made the news public ...

Tammy Duckworth announces Illinois Senate bid

Illinois Rep. Tammy Duckworth announced Monday she will run for Senate, giving Democrats a top-tier candidate in a must-win seat in 2016.

"I'm running for the United States Senate in 2016 because it's time for Washington to be held accountable, ...