October 23, 2006

IL: Bill Clinton On the Campaign Trail

Clinton Stumps Monday For Bean, Duckworth
CHICAGO -- Former President Bill Clinton is in Chicago Monday to raise money and offer support for Illinois Democratic candidates Tammy Duckworth and Melissa Bean.

Both are running in high-profile races.

Rep. Bean, who represents the traditionally Republican district in Chicago's northwest suburbs, is expected to face a tough challenge from Republican investment banker David McSweeney.

With GOP Rep. Henry Hyde retiring after 31 years in Congress, there's an open seat in the west suburban 6th congressional district, which Duckworth hopes to fill. She was an Army helicopter pilot until November 2004, when a rocket-propelled grenade hit the Blackhawk she was piloting. She lost both her legs in the attack and uses prosthetics.


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