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Duckworth paid her own way to appear with Giannoulias: RNC raised question

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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

All -

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:

ยท Who is paying for Assistant Veterans Affairs Secretary Tammy Duckworth's campaign trip?

Thanks all and have a great day!

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Apparently, the RNC and Rep. Kirk are getting very desperate, to be harassing Assistant Veterans Affairs Secretary Duckworth, about whether or not, she paid her own way. Representative Kirk will have to quit with his " misstatements " and discuss the issues and call off his RNC dogs. Assistant Duckworth didn't lie about her military conduct, Representative Kirk, and neither should you!!

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