Duckworth fights back - Updated x1
Tuesday, Sep 5, 2006
The Republican National Campaign Committee has sent out at least two mailers recently claiming that 6th District Democratic candidate Tammy Duckworth supports “amnesty” for illegal aliens. Click on the images for larger pics.
But Duckworth is responding with a very good-looking piece of mail. Again, click the pics for larger versions.
If you were wondering how the Democrats would use Duckworth’s military experience to their advantage, this will certainly give you an idea.
Meanwhile, the New York Times claims that Karl Rove and Ken Mehlman have settled on a national strategy for November.
They have determined that control of Congress is likely to be settled in as few as six states and have decided to focus most of the partyâ€™s resources there, said Republican officials who did not want to be identified discussing internal deliberations. Those states will likely include Connecticut, Indiana, Missouri, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Washington, though officials said the battle lines could shift in coming weeks.
And then there’s this.
Republicans in House races copied their party’s talking points and included parts of the answers as their own for an AARP survey. The answers related to Medicare, Social Security, insurance plans and retirement. […]
Republican 6th Congressional District contender Peter Roskam is stepping up his campaign efforts by reserving $2 million in TV ad time for the stretch run.
With the Iraq war, economy and gas prices dominating the political landscape, the traditional hot-button issues of abortion, gay rights and gun control havenâ€™t surfaced much in the 6th Congressional District race.
UPDATE: Here is Duckworth’s explanation for her immigration stand, which is posted on her website.
…I oppose amnesty for illegal immigrants. The immigration reform proposal that I support does not provide amnesty. Its lead sponsor, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), has been adamant on that point. Instead, it requires fines, criminal background checks, and that all back taxes must be paid. Immigrants would be compelled to learn English and take courses in American culture and civics. If — and only if — an immigrant meets all of those requirements while continuing to be gainfully employed, he or she would be allowed to pursue legal status. Even then, these applicants would have to go to the back of the immigration line.