This is the sort of comment that makes so many people leery of Democrats.
Tammy Duckworthâ€™s status as a war veteran probably is a political liability in the 6th Congressional District Democratic primary, opponent Lindy Scott argued Tuesday.
â€œTammy has sacrificed a lot for her country. So perhaps in a general election there would be some support there because of her patriotism,â€ said Scott, when asked if Duckworthâ€™s stint in Iraq is a liability among liberal voters in a suburban Democratic primary. â€œIn the primary, perhaps it is a liability.â€
Wow. Just wow.
Moving right along, 8th District Republican hopeful David McSweeney either showed some real guts this week, or stupidity. I’m not sure which.
Congressional hopeful David McSweeney took a walk into the proverbial lionâ€™s den Tuesday, offering himself up for a bruising round of questioning on the radio talk show hosted by his leading opponentâ€™s husband.
The on-air meeting between McSweeney and former state lawmaker-turned-radio talker Al Salvi started civilly enough, but ended with McSweeney accusing Salvi of â€œtrying to distort my positionâ€ on abortion
Salvi â€” who himself ran unsuccessfully for the U.S. Senate and Illinois secretary of state â€” is married to Kathy Salvi, one of McSweeneyâ€™s five Republican primary opponents in the Northwest suburban 8th Congressional District.
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Duckworth, by the way, has a new cable TV ad. You can view it here.