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Conservative Super PAC Pulls Back Money For Rep. Walsh

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Former Illinois Veterans Affairs director Tammy Duckworth (left) is running against incumbent U.S. Rep. Joe Walsh in the 8th Congressional District in 2012. (Credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images/CBS)

Former Illinois Veterans Affairs director Tammy Duckworth (left) is running against incumbent U.S. Rep. Joe Walsh in the 8th Congressional District in 2012. (Credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images/CBS)

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CHICAGO (CBS) – There’s one less Super PAC pouring money into the 8th District congressional race in the northwest suburbs.

Dick Armey’s “Now or Never” political action committee spent $2 million on behalf of incumbent U.S. Rep. Joe Walsh (R-Ill.) before deciding to redirect its money elsewhere, pulling back another $2.5 million that had been earmarked for Walsh.

Democratic challenger Tammy Duckworth told a get-out-the-vote rally in Arlington Heights Saturday that the decision means that only five Super PACS are arrayed against her bid.

“I’m glad that they’re pulling out,” she said. “I wish they would pull out of every district.”

Duckworth said the Super PACs “dilute” the voice of the people.

“They need to get out,” she said.

Duckworth said opponents didn’t bury her in Iraq and won’t bury her now. The latest Tribune poll shows her with a 10 point lead over Walsh.

LISTEN: WBBM Newsradio’s Bob Roberts Reports


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