Lt. Col. Tammy Duckworth, candidate for the US House of Representatives for Illinois and former Assistant Secretary of the US Department of Veterans Affairs leaves the stage after addressing the Democratic National Convention. (Andrew Geraci/ The Washington Times)

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Lt. Col. Tammy Duckworth, candidate for the US House of Representatives for Illinois and former Assistant Secretary of the US Department of Veterans Affairs leaves the stage after addressing the Democratic National Convention. (Andrew Geraci/ The Washington Times)