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The candidate for US Senate squared off in a televised debate in Springfield on Thursday.
 
Incumbent Republican Mark Kirk is taking heat for a comment made towards Democratic Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth. She said that she was daughter of the American Revolution and proud her history serving the nation and would want to part of any decision to send troops into battle. Kirk quipped back.
 
 
Duckworth’s mother is from Thailand but her she traces her father’s family ancestors back to the earliest days of the country. 

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