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Last night's debate between U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk and Democratic opponent Tammy Duckworth at University of Illinois- Springfield went off track at one point. Democrats are lashing out against Kirk for a comment they called offensive, wrong and racist". During a discussion on foreign policy, Duckworth talked about her own military service and how she can trace her family’s military service back to the Revolutionary War, then Kirk responded.....

Duckworth stated that members of her family on her father’s side have served in the U.S. military since the Revolutionary War.