Duckworth Secures Mayoral Endorsement
Rahm Emanuel Supports Duckworth in Democratic Primary
Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced his endorsement of Tammy Duckworth today, citing her experience and priorities for the 8th Congressional District.
"Tammy’s no stranger to fighting for her beliefs, no matter the risk," said Emanuel. "She understands better than most the economic struggles people are facing right now. That’s why I’m supporting her -- we need more Members of Congress ready to solve problems and move our country forward."
“I’m honored to have the Mayor’s support,” said Duckworth. “He's succeeded in the Halls of Congress and at the White House, and we share a commitment to getting our economy back on track, and working together to find solutions to our problems.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel served in Congress from 2003 until 2009, and as White House Chief of Staff from 2009 to 2010. He was elected Mayor of Chicago in 2011, succeeding Richard M. Daley, who had held office since 1989.