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Illinois Congress 2012: Democrat Krishnamoorthi to run in new 8th. Update. Will Tammy Duckworth run?

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Sun-Times political writer Abdon M. Pallasch on former Illinois deputy treasurer Krishnamoorthi jumping into the Democratic primary in the new 8th Congressional District in north suburban Illinois. Gov. Quinn still has not signed the Democratic-drawn remap, to be challenged in federal court by Illinois Republicans because the Illinois Democrats put too many thumbs on the scale.

My bottom line: Will Tammy Duckworth run? The Iraq war vet--former suburban Chicago House candidate---former Illinois VA chief--and now a top exec at the VA in Washington--seems tailored for the new district.

In Hawaii over Memorial Day, Duckworth talked to reporters and closed down rumors she may run for a Senate seat from her native Hawaii.

Said Duckworth: "As honored as I am by all those who'd like me to run here -- and I get asked that question all the time -- my home and my National Guard unit are in Illinois. And if I run for office again, it'll be there," she said.

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