The Republican National Committee raised the question on Tuesday: who paid for Assistant Veterans Affairs Secretary Tammy Duckworth to come to Illinois to campaign with Democrat Alexi Giannoulias.
I asked Duckworth following her press conference with Giannoulias at the Volunteers of America service center.
Her answer: She paid her own way to come back to Illinois, where she has a home in the suburbs and where she spent the weekend. She took personal time off to campaign with Giannoulias. In Illinois, she will drive from Chicago to Champaign-Urbana to appear Tuesday afternoon with Giannoulias at a town hall.
below, from the Republican National Committee.....
Subject: 1 Question For Mob Banker Alexi Giannoulias
It appears that Assistant Veterans Affairs Secretary Tammy Duckworth will be campaigning for Mob Banker Alexi Giannoulias tomorrow. We all remember the last time she was campaigning, in 2008, at taxpayers' expense. The Republican National Committee has one question for the Mob Banker and his campaign:
· Who is paying for Assistant Veterans Affairs Secretary Tammy Duckworth's campaign trip?
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