- Associated Press - Thursday, July 28, 2016

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Despite being in a tough campaign against incumbent Republican Sen. Mark Kirk, Democratic Congressman Rep. Tammy Duckworth used her time on the Democratic National Convention stage to tell her life story.

Duckworth, who walked on stage with prosthetic legs and a cane, on Thursday called America “the greatest nation on earth, a nation that so many are willing to die defending.” She added it is a nation that if you work hard, won’t abandon you.

Duckworth didn’t miss a chance to take the obligatory jab at Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump.

She said she didn’t put her life on the line to defend democracy so that Trump could invite Russia to interfere in it. She was referencing Trump encouragement of Russia to find and make public emails deleted by opponent Hillary Clinton.

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