The ad features two whistleblowers at suburban Edward Hines Jr. VA hospital who said they voiced concerns to Duckworth as a congresswoman and said she failed to act.
“I think the reaction Congresswoman Duckworth had was one of avoidance and denial,” said Dr. Lisa Nee, a cardiologist. Germaine Clarno, a union social worker, said of Duckworth, “Nothing happened. I’m yelling and screaming that our veterans are being harmed.”
A female narrator closes the ad by saying, “Tammy put political ambition before our veterans. That’s shameful.” […]
Duckworth’s campaign has said it raised $4.1 million from July through September and had $4.3 million left to start the month. Kirk’s camp had not revealed similar numbers that are due Saturday.
As much as I agree Cong. Duckworth doesn’t have much to be proud of from her IL and Fed VA stints, I’m pretty tired of hearing about it. At the same time I’m tired of her running on her war record instead of her record as a public official. I guess I’m just tired of it all, then.
This commercial hurts more than the earlier one about the Illinois Veterans Home in Anna, Illinois.
The American Legion DOES NOT endorse candidates for political office and its policies are for its members to avoid being photographed while wearing uniform caps so as to avoid the appearance of favoring one candidate over another.
The difficulty is that the candidates (Duckworth, Kirk and others) always try to circulate such photos to make it appear as if they were endorsed.