One of the saddest things about the November US Congressional elections was that Tammy Duckworth wasn't elected. I read somewhere that the Democrats spent more on trying to get her elected than any other candidate in the whole US.
I am pleased to say that Tammy Duckworth has now been appointed Illinois state's director of Veteran affairs. Southernillinoisan.com reports:
Tammy Duckworth refers to Illinois' roughly 1.2 million veterans as her "buddies" and says each one of them deserves the most affordable and accessible care he or she can get. Period. Duckworth, an amputee Iraq war veteran who recently lost an Illinois congressional race, now has a new mission - director of the Illinois Department of Veterans Affairs.