By Derrick DePledge
U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth will appear at an event for state Rep. K. Mark Takai's Democratic primary campaign for Congress on Monday at McKinley High School.
Duckworth, a McKinley and University of Hawaii graduate badly wounded in the Iraq War, was elected to Congress last year to represent a district northwest of Chicago.
Takai serves as a lieutenant colonel in the Hawaii Army National Guard.
Takai is running in the primary for urban Honolulu's 1st Congressional District against state Senate President Donna Mercado Kim, state Sen. Will Espero, Honolulu City Councilman Ikaika Anderson, Honolulu City Councilman Stanley Chang, and activist Kathryn Xian.
*Update: Duckworth will endorse Takai at an event Monday morning at Keehi Lagoon Memorial Park.