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Walsh To Seek Re-election In 8th Congressional District

via Rick Pearson, Chicago Tribune Congressman Joe Walsh told supporters Thursday night he plans to seek re-election in the 8th Congressional District, a change of heart from three months ago. The decision means Walsh is likely to win the Republican primary but face a stiff general election challenge from a Democratic field that includes Iraq … Continue reading

Joe Walsh Skips Re-election District Announcement

via Lisa Balde, NBC Chicago Rep. Joe Walsh (8th), not one to steer clear of attention, remained curiously absent this week. The freshman Republican said over the weekend he’d announce Monday which district he picked to run in for re-election. Monday came and went with no answer. In September Walsh announced he would run against … Continue reading

Joe Walsh May Switch Districts To Avoid Primary

via Shira Toeplitz, Roll Call Rep. Joe Walsh may switch races to run in Illinois’ 8th district instead of against Rep. Randy Hultgren in the GOP primary next year, according to two well-placed Republican sources. Walsh met with an aspiring GOP candidate in the 8th district, DuPage County Superintendent of Education Darlene Ruscitti, this afternoon … Continue reading

Switching Races Doesn’t Spare Joe Walsh From Being Target At Duckworth Funder

Nowhere was Tea Party Congressman Joe Walsh’s decision not to seek re-election in the 8th Congressional district mourned more noticeably Thursday than at a fund-raiser for his would-be successor, Democrat Tammy Duckworth. Duckworth and her supporters — including President Barack Obama’s chief political strategist David Axelrod — hoisted Walsh’s image at Fulton’s on the River … Continue reading

Rep. Joe Walsh Will Run In Illinois 14; Leaves Democrats In 8th, Duckworth And Raja With No Major GOP Foe

Rep. Joe Walsh (R-Ill.), a Tea Party leader, on Wednesday announced he will run from the new 14th congressional district in Illinois, setting up a potential primary with Rep. Randy Hultgren (R-Ill.) Walsh now represents the 8th district and Hultgren the 14th. By running from the 14th, Republicans are without a well known candidate in … Continue reading


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