On Sunday, WTTW’s “Chicago Tonight” panel was asked to list Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth’s top political accomplishments.
Duckworth is challenging incumbent Sen. Mark Kirk this fall, but based on her record, she might have a little trouble taking his seat.
According to InsideGov.com, Duckworth has an effectiveness score of zero, and the panel offered very little to boost that number.
“I don’t know,” answered Kate Grossman. “I know she’s been involved with veterans’ affairs in multiple ways but I don’t know – I can’t list her accomplishments.”
Mary Wisniewski offered a more practical response.
“I think for some Democrats, it might be enough that she’s a Democrat,” she explained. “And they can, you know – and you have another Democrat in the Senate and she’ll be junior to one of the most powerful Democrats in the Senate and will take directions from him.”
Kevin Artl, Sen. Kirk’s campaign manager, told The Daily Caller that “Rep. Duckworth is one of the most partisan, least effective members of Congress.”
“The fact that members of the media cannot name a single accomplishment of hers, yet highlight that Duckworth’s campaign is about following the orders of Senate Democrats, says everything voters need to know about Duckworth’s ineffectiveness and lack of independence.”