Kirk Quiz Compares Democratic Opponent to Trump

Duckworth campaign launched a similar quiz in June

Illinois Sen. Mark S. Kirk's quiz asks whether it was Rep. Tammy Duckworth or Donald Trump responsible for a series of remarks. (Courtesy tammyortrump.com)
Illinois Sen. Mark S. Kirk's quiz asks whether it was Rep. Tammy Duckworth or Donald Trump responsible for a series of remarks. (Courtesy tammyortrump.com)
Posted August 18, 2016 at 12:40pm

Sen. Mark Kirk and Rep. Tammy Duckworth are both trying to tie each other to Donald Trump in the hotly contested Senate race in Illinois.

Kirk, the only Republican senator to rescind his endorsement of the GOP presidential nominee, has launched a website called tammyortrump.com that asks a series of questions about whether it was Trump or Kirk’s Democratic opponent, Rep. Tammy Duckworth, who was to blame for specific egregious practices.

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Most of the questions spring from Duckworth’s time as director of the Illinois Department of Veterans’ Affairs. Recently, two plaintiffs in a workplace retaliation lawsuit against the congresswoman stemming from her tenure as department head rejected a settlement worth $26,000.

Duckworth tried tying Kirk to Trump with a similar quiz in June called trumporkirk.com. That quiz was more focused on Kirk’s remarks about racial minorities including African-Americans, women and people of Middle Eastern descent.

“Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, but like most sequels, this one is not as good as the original,” said Matt McGrath, Duckworth’s spokesman.