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Sen. Durbin on Penny Pritzker: Participates in "Iron Man triathlathons" Video

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WASHINGTON--Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) lauded Commerce Secretary nominee Penny Pritzker, the Chicago billionaire business executive a few hours before introducing her with Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) at her Thursday confirmation hearing.

She "inherited a few dollars," Durbin noted at a Thursday morning breakfast for Illinois residents visiting Washington he co-hosts with Kirk. But she has "made a few dollars in her life."

"She also participated in the Iron Man triathlathons," he said. "I'm not ready to take her on it that."

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