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Wednesday, Sep 26, 2012 at 4:34 PM
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By Edward McClelland

Duckworth Has 14-Point Lead Over Walsh

Duckworth Has 14-Point Lead Over Walsh

Tammy Duckworth leads Rep. Joe Walsh, 52-38, in their race for the 8th Congressional District. Read »

Tuesday, Sep 25, 2012 at 2:25 PM
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By Edward McClelland

Walsh Gives Away Trip to California -- to See Duckworth

Walsh Gives Away Trip to California -- to See Duckworth

To criticize his opponent for spending time and raising money outside Illinois, Rep. Joe Walsh is giving a GOP donor a free trip to hear her speak in California. Read »

Monday, Sep 17, 2012 at 10:14 AM
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By Edward McClelland

Opinion: Walsh On Muslim Who Allegedly Tried To Bomb Bar: I Told You So

Opinion: Walsh On Muslim Who Allegedly Tried To Bomb Bar: I Told You So

Rep. Joe Walsh says an 18-year-old Hillside Muslim's attempt to blow up a Chicago bar proves that radical Islam in plotting to kill Americans. Read »

Monday, Sep 10, 2012 at 1:53 PM
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By Edward McClelland

Joe Walsh Holds Ladies' Week

Joe Walsh Holds Ladies' Week

After attacking immigrants, minorities, Muslims and liberals, the Tea Party congressman went after women last week. Read »

Tuesday, Sep 4, 2012 at 10:07 PM
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By Alexandra Clark
      

Duckworth Defends Commander in Chief

Tammy Duckworth, the 8th District Congressional candidate running against Joe Walsh, defended the Commander in Chief during her speech Tuesday night at the Democratic National Convention. Read »

Tuesday, Sep 4, 2012 at 8:07 AM
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By Lisa Balde
      

Rahm Among DNC's Tuesday Speakers

Though he cut short his time in Charlotte, Mayor Rahm Emanuel still is expected to address delegates Tuesday at the Democratic National Convention. Read »

Thursday, Aug 23, 2012 at 12:16 PM
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By Ward Room Staff

Duckworth Double Dipped on Tax Exemption

Duckworth Double Dipped on Tax Exemption

Tammy Duckworth, the 8th District congressional candidate running against Joe Walsh, typically receives glowing press. Read »

Wednesday, Aug 1, 2012 at 10:26 AM
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By Edward McClelland

Walsh Accused of Billnapping

Walsh Accused of Billnapping

The controversial congressman introduces a bill to help veterans. A Democrat claims he introduced it first. Read »

Thursday, Jul 19, 2012 at 10:38 AM
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By Edward McClelland

Walsh Is Most Vulnerable Incumbent, Will Skip Convention

Walsh Is Most Vulnerable Incumbent, Will Skip Convention

The National Journal says Joe Walsh is the most vulnerable incumbent in Congress. He's skipping the Republican National Convention to campaign. Read »

Wednesday, Jul 11, 2012 at 3:27 PM
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By Edward McClelland

Opinion: Joe Walsh Doing Duckworth -- And The 8th District -- A Favor

Opinion: Joe Walsh Doing Duckworth -- And The 8th District -- A Favor

The more Joe Walsh talks, the more famous he makes Tammy Duckworth. Read »

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