What Support Does Democrat Duckworth Have for 8th District?

-By Warner Todd Huston

The new 8th Illinois Congressional District is a hotbed of political activity, it must be said. Seems like everyone wants it! Initially there were no less than four Republicans and two Democrats in the race for the primary ballot. Now the GOP side is down to two, but the Democrats have yet to winnow any.

For his part, Democrat Raja Krishnamoorthi has crossed that Rubicon and announced that he’s now raised over $1 million bucks for his campaign.

He also announced that he turned in more than twice the number of petition signatures than his opponent, Tammy Duckworth.

Duckworth, it should be noted, has the major support from the Illinois Democrat establishment, so Krishnamoorthi is the insurgent in this case.

But insurgent or no, does he have more support of the voters than Duckworth? These initial results sure make you think he might, that’s for sure.

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