CHICAGO - The opinion blog "Furthermore" dug into 8th CD's Democrat candidate Tammy Duckworth's past and found an array of radical Leftist links that should not surprise anyone who's followed Duckworth's political career. Another group that back Duckworth, but not mentioned in this column, is the radical abortion rights group EMILY's List. Duckworth's radical ties -
...The DSA of America of Rockford, Ill. financially supported Barack Obama to run for Illinois State Senate. And in 2006, Ms. Duckworth garnered the support from the Communist Party USA and far-left communist Frank Lumpkin. Her recent endorsements are a ‘who’s who’ in left-leaning labor groups.
And in 2008, the editors and writers of the Socialist paper ‘In These Times’ selected Ms. Duckworth as one of their preferred top progressive choices for a potential Obama Cabinet position. Their goal was to influence Mr. Obama in representing the most aggressive, progressive Cabinet in contemporary history and to mandate Mr. Obama’s progressive change.
Other members included uber far-left progressives such as Massachusetts progressive candidate Elizabeth Warren, Sec. Kathleen Sebelius, Valerie Jarrett, Obama’s Sr. Adviser and brain behind the throne, and Charles Ogletree, a tireless advocate for social justice causes.
Ms. Duckworth is also friends with the Muslim advocacy group CAIR. CAIR is a Muslim Brotherhood group. They were named as an unindicted co-conspirator in the largest terrorist funding trial in our nation’s history. And notably, the Department of Homeland Security and the FBI have severed all ties with CAIR because of their ties to terrorism and Hamas.
More at Furthermore - H/T CSteven Tucker