Friday, November 9, 2012

Tammy Duckworth Wins Seat in U.S. House of Representatives

Tammy Duckworth, an Iraq War veteran who lost both of her legs and a part of her right arm in Iraq, won her bid to represent Illinois in the U.S. House of Representatives. Prior to being elected to the U.S. House, Duckworth was appointed the head of the Department of Veteran Affairs by President Barack Obama. She defeated a controversial, tea party candidate named Joe Walsh.
Duckworth is another individual who has accomplished great things after a significant injury. DisabilityInsight.com hopes that she can be a voice in Congress on behalf of people with disabilities. To learn more about her election race, check out the following link:http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/11/07/us-usa-campaign-illinois-duckworth-idUSBRE8A60RN20121107

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