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  Duckworth, Krishnamoorthi debate their differences, or lack thereof
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Last EditedJason  Mar 12, 2012 07:30am
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News DateThursday, March 8, 2012 03:00:00 PM UTC0:0
DescriptionDemocrats running for Congress in Chicago's northwest suburbs found very little to disagree about during a debate Wednesday at WTTW public television.

Voters in Illinois' 8th Congressional District Democratic primary had better not be counting on policy differences to help make up their minds. Take, for instance, Iran. Are sanctions working?

"I think they are working," candidate Raja Krishnamoorthi said.

"I think the sanctions have worked significantly," Tammy Duckworth said in her reply.

And what about other options for Iran?

"I do agree with the president that all options should be on the table," Duckworth said, agreeing not just with Mr. Obama, but also Krishnamoorthi.

"Obviously all options are on the table," Krishnamoorthi said.

Both said the big difference in the race is experience. Duckworth is a former government official and injured Iraq war veteran. Kroshnamoorthi is a former government official who now runs a small business.

The only other rift at the debate was about their differing (or not really differering, depending on who's talking) economic plans.

Krishnamoorthi didn't complain about anything in Duckworth's proposal. He just said it's too short.
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