Democratic Candidates For US Senate Face Off In Final Debate
The last televised debate for the Illinois Democrats vying for a chance to replace U.S. Senator Mark Kirk took on an aggressive tone Friday.
Former Chicago Urban League CEO Andrea Zopp went after U.S. Representative Tammy Duckworth's record and leadership repeatedly during a debate Friday hosted by Chicago's WLS-TV. Meanwhile, Duckworth focused her comments on incumbent U.S. Senator Mark Kirk, a Republican.
State Senator Napoleon Harris is also running. He says his record speaks for itself.
All three candidates also say they are against mass workplace raids by federal immigration officials that have resulted in deportations.
Zopp says the country needs comprehensive immigration reform and immigration laws should be enforced humanely. Duckworth says she will bring a perspective of understanding to dealing with immigration policy if she is elected to the Senate. Harris says cases have to be considered humanely and individually.
The debate is the final one ahead of the March 15 primary. Duckworth confirmed to reporters after Friday's debate that she won't be participating in any more debates.