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Duckworth Has Narrow Lead

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As of early this morning, Iraq War vet Tammy Duckworth holds a narrow lead in the race for the 6th congressional district Democratic nomination.

The plan was to have Duckworth greet supporters at about 8 o’clock last night.

But the race was so close, she didn’t make an appearance until 4 hours later. Duckworth stopped short of declaring victory.

But she did take aim at the Republican nominee, State Sen. Peter Roskam, and invited independent voters and Republicans to join the fight against him.

Later a reporter asked Duckworth if she was ready.

“Is anybody ever ready?” she says.

Duckworth’s main opponent, software engineer Christine Cegelis, did not concede the race as of early this morning.

But she said coming as far she has is a victory in itself.

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