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Rocker Joe Walsh Endorses Candidate Joe Walsh's Opponent




    Rocker Joe Walsh is endorsing Tammy Duckworth in her congressional race against the other Joe Walsh.

    "I’m the real Joe Walsh and I’m proud to back a real American success story -- Tammy Duckworth," the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer said in a statement endorsing the Democratic candidate in her bid to unseat the incumbent Republican who shares his name.

    "Tammy’s story, her service to our nation and her continued commitment to working families (like the one I come from) have convinced me that she’s the right choice for Congress," Walsh, guitarist for the Eagles, said.

    Walsh, a six-time Grammy Award winner, grew up in Evanston and will perform a special concert in support of Duckworth on July 1 at John Barleycorn in Schaumburg. Tickets are available at www.tammyduckworth.com/WalshConcert.