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|U.S. House, Illinois, District 8|
|Assistant Secretary of Veterans Affairs|
|Bachelor's||University of Hawaii|
|Master's||George Washington University|
|Profession||Former Director of Illinois' Department of Veterans' Affairs|
Duckworth is running in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing Illinois' 8th District. Duckworth is seeking the nomination on the Democratic ticket.  The signature filing deadline is December 27, 2011, with the primary taking place on March 20, 2012. Incumbent Joe Walsh is seeking re-election on the Republican ticket.
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