“In Donald Trump’s America, if you get knocked down, you stay down,” Duckworth said. “By the way, Donald Trump, I didn’t put my life on the line to defend our democracy so you could invite Russia to interfere in it. You are not fit to be the commander in chief.”
Democrats are putting great stock in Duckworth, who has been befriended by former U.S. Sen. Max Cleland of Georgia. Duckworth is challenging U.S. Mark Kirk, considered one of the most vulnerable Republican incumbents in November.