FILE - In this Nov. 17, 2010 file photo, then-Rep.-elect Joe Walsh, R-Ill., speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. The Chicago Sun-Times reports Thursday, July 28, 2011, that Walsh's ex-wife, Laura Walsh has sued her ex-husband for more than $117,000 in what she says is unpaid child support and interest. Laura Walsh filed the claim in December in their divorce case. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)
It was bad enough when Rep. Joe Walsh, Tea Party-Ill., didn’t have enough money to support his children. But now things have gotten even worse: he doesn’t have enough money to support his political career.
As he prepares for a re-election campaign in a district re-drawn to favor a Democrat, Walsh has raised only $38,169 in the first two months of 2012.
According to Politico:
A Democratic source notes that number is barely enough to cover the $24,015 he still owes in legal fees.
Walsh spent more than three times as much during the same period but still has $371,408 on hand.
On Wednesday night, Walsh held a fundraiser at the Union League Club, with tickets starting at $500 and going all the way up to $5,000.
In November, Walsh will face the winner of next week’s Democratic primary: businessman Raja Krishnamoorthi, or former Assistant Secretary of Veterans’ Affairs Tammy Duckworth.