U.S. Rep. Duckworth, Illinois Democrat, to run for Senate in 2016

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Posted: Mar 30, 2015 11:53 AM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Representative Tammy Duckworth, an Illinois Democrat, will run for the U.S. Senate in 2016, she said in a video posted to her website.

Duckworth, an Iraq war veteran who lost both legs in a helicopter crash, said in the video that she would "fight my heart out" to represent her constituents. Current Senator Mark Kirk, a Republican, is up for re-election in 2016.

(Reporting by Emily Stephenson; Editing by Susan Heavey)