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Tammy, a Thai-born American, wins Senate Election in Illinois

Thailand-born and Illinois Representative Tammy Duckworth

Thailand-born and Illinois Representative Tammy Duckworth. Photo: Daniel X. O'Neil / .flickr.


Thailand-born and also Illinois Representative Tammy Duckworth who was a disabled veteran of the Iraq War, last night won the Senate election in the United States.

According to the Wall Street Journal, Ms Duckworth ousted Republican Sen. Mark Kirk today after a contentious battle that left the centrist incumbent on the defensive for much of the campaign.

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