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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)

Duckworth Raises Issue With SuperPAC

Democratic challenger Tammy Duckworth is trying to raise questions about who exactly is behind a SuperPAC she says has raised nearly $2 million for her opponent, Congressman Joe Walsh.

10/17/2012

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)

Walsh, Duckworth Turn Up The Heat In Congressional Race

As CBS 2’s Derrick Blakley reports, Congressman Joe Walsh and challenger Tammy Duckworth are pulling out all the stops.

10/11/2012

Tammy Duckworth. (Credit: Craig Dellimore/WBBM Newsradio)

Duckworth Assures Business Community She’s On Their Side

Suburban Congressional candidate Tammy Duckworth is assure the business community that she is ready to respond to their needs.

WBBM Newsradio–09/14/2012

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)

Walsh Not Apologizing For Comments About Duckworth’s Military Service

Republican Congressman Joe Walsh isn’t apologizing for his statement that Democratic rival Tammy Duckworth seems to talk too much about her military service record.

CBS Chicago–07/04/2012

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)

Race Between Duckworth, Walsh Expected To Be Heated Campaign

In the 8th Congressional District – in the northern suburbs in Lake, McHenry and Cook counties – promises to have one of the most watched races of the 2012 Congressional elections.

CBS 2–03/21/2012

Jesse Jackson Jr. celebrates his victory over Debbie Halvorson on Tuesday. (CBS)

Jackson Jr. Defeats Dem Rival Halvorson In 2nd District

U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-Ill.), who faced his strongest challenge in years, defeated fellow Democrat Debbie Halvorson, in the 2nd Congressional District primary.

03/20/2012

Raja Krishnamoorthi, Tammy Duckworth

Duckworth, Krishnamoorthi Spar Over Plans

The Democrats vying to face off against U.S. Rep. Joe Walsh (R-Ill.) are airing their differences ahead of Tuesday’s Primary, even as they agree on many issues.

CBS Chicago–03/16/2012

Congressman Joe Walsh

Rep. Walsh Remains Mum On Where He’ll Run In 2012

Tea Party U.S. Rep. Joe Walsh (R-Ill.) was expected Monday to pick the district in which he will seek reelection, but as of late Monday afternoon, he had yet to make an announcement.

CBS Chicago–12/05/2011

U.S. Capitol Dome

Both 8th District Democratic Candidates: Keep Funding For Veterans

Their backgrounds are vastly different, but the candidates for the Democratic primary race for the 8th Congressional District north of Chicago are both focusing on the federal budget for veterans.

CBS Chicago–11/11/2011

Joe Walsh, Melissa Bean

Vote Totals Show Walsh Holding Slim Lead Against Bean

Unofficial election results show Republican Joe Walsh holding a slim 291-vote lead over incumbent Democratic U.S. Rep. Melissa Bean in Illinois’ 8th District.

CBS Chicago–11/16/2010

Joe Walsh, Melissa Bean

Bean Still Down vs. Walsh, But Hopeful

U.S. Rep. Melissa Bean (D-Ill.) is not conceding defeat to Republican opponent Joe Walsh, despite a 347-vote deficit in the vote count.

CBS Chicago–11/12/2010

Joe Walsh, Melissa Bean

Vote Totals Narrow Between Walsh, Bean

As the vote count continues in the northwest suburban 8th Congressional District, the margin between Republican Joe Walsh and Democratic incumbent Melissa Bean narrows.

CBS Chicago–11/05/2010