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Duckworth makes video announcement for 2016 Senate bid

Democratic U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth of Illinois announced Monday she's running for U.S. Senate in 2016, setting up a high-profile challenge to Republican Sen. Mark Kirk's re-election bid. "I'm running for the United States Senate in 2016 because it's time for Washington to be held accountable and to put Illinois' families and communities first," she says in a largely autobiographical video posted Monday to her campaign website. "I will fight my heart out to represent you with honor and integrity." Duckworth is the first major candidate to announce a challenge to Kirk, and the matchup in Democrat-friendly Illinois could be one of the most...

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