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Democrats Maintain Control Of Senate, Republicans Keep The House

via Lucy Madison, CBS News Despite hundreds of millions of dollars’ worth of spending in races across the country, the political composition of Congress will look much the same next year as it does now, CBS News projects, with Democrats holding onto a majority in the Senate and Republicans retaining power in the House of … Continue reading

Joe Walsh: Tammy Duckworth’s Military Service Not Enough To Earn Votes

via The Huffington Post Rep. Joe Walsh (R-Ill.) found himself in hot water over the weekend for a controversial comment he made regarding Democrat Tammy Duckworth’s military service, and attempted Monday to explain his words, though didn’t offer an apology for them. The congressman stirred up controversy on Thursday by seeming to belittle the service … Continue reading

Duckworth Wins 8th Congressional District Democratic Primary

via Kristen Mack, WGN Iraq war veteran Tammy Duckworth won the Democratic primary last night in the 8th Congressional District. Duckworth had 66 percent of the vote to 34 percent for Raja Krishnamoorthi, a former deputy state treasurer with about 60 percent of the vote in. A Krishnamoorthi spokesman said the candidate conceded defeat. Duckworth … Continue reading

Rahm Emanuel: Tammy Duckworth Is My Pick In Dem Primary

via Abdon Pallasch, Chicago Sun-Times Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel endorsed former Veterans Administration official Tammy Duckworth Wednesday for a northwest suburban congressional seat. In 2006, when Emanuel spearheaded the Democrats’ effort to elect members of Congress, Duckworth’s was the race he probably worked hardest on, though she lost to Republican Peter Roskam. This time in … Continue reading

Female Candidates For Congress On Upward Trend

via Susan Davis, USA Today The roster of congressional candidates for this year’s elections is taking shape and one trend is emerging: 2012 could be another “Year of the Woman” in American politics. The moniker was famously applied in 1992 when four women were elected to the Senate, a high watermark for the chamber that … Continue reading

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

Op-Ed: Obama’s Steady Hand

via Tammy Duckworth, Politico On the 10th anniversary of sending troops to Afghanistan, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney is due to give a foreign policy address in South Carolina. This is a good time to reflect on President Barack Obama’s record — and reflect where Romney and the Republican field could take us. The bottom … Continue reading

Duckworth Training For Chicago Marathon

Congressional candidate Tammy Duckworth says shes training for her third Chicago Marathon. Duckworth was an Army helicopter pilot in the Iraq War when she lost her legs in combat. She competes with a hand-crank bicycle. The marathon is Oct. 9. She’s completed two previous marathons.Shes inviting reporters to join her workout, which starts at 6:30 … 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

Illinois Redistricting Forces Republican Face-Off

Voters in at least one Illinois congressional district will have to choose between two Republican incumbents next year after Representative Joe Walsh announced Wednesday that he will seek re-election in a new district, pitting him against a fellow Republican, Representative Randy Hultgren, in a primary. Mr. Walsh, a darling of the Tea Party and a … 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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