8th District

U.S. Rep. Joe Walsh (left) and his son Joe Walsh Jr. (right) discuss a campaign ad run by the Republican congressman's Democratic opponent, Tammy Duckworth, accusing him of being a deadbeat dad for failing to pay child support. Walsh has said a lawsuit filed against him for delinquent child support payments was dismissed after he and his wife resolved the matter. Walsh and his ex-wife issued a statement in April that he is not and never was a “deadbeat dad.”

Walsh’s Son Defends Father, Asks Duckworth To Pull ‘Deadbeat Joe’ Ad

Republican Congressman Joe Walsh’s son on Tuesday pleaded with his father’s Democratic challenger, Tammy Duckworth, to pull campaign ads accusing his father of being a deadbeat dad, calling the ads “hurtful” and “untrue.”

CBS Chicago–10/23/2012

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)

Duckworth Slams Walsh For Voting Against Federal Transportation Bill

Democratic Congressional candidate Tammy Duckworth is hoping federally funded road construction projects — and some suburban mayors who might not support her — can help her score some points against Republican incumbent Joe Walsh in the 8th Congressional District.

CBS Chicago–10/16/2012

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)

Duckworth, Walsh Face Off At Heated Debate

A third debate between candidates in one of the most-watched congressional races devolved into name calling as Republican Congressman Joe Walsh labeled Democrat Tammy Duckworth a “failed bureaucrat” and she called him a tea party servant.

10/09/2012

Congressman Joe Walsh

Congressman Joe Walsh To Run In 8th District In 2012

Tea Party star U.S. Rep. Joe Walsh (R-Ill.) says he will run for reelection next year in the redrawn 8th District, rather than end up in a primary fight against a fellow Republican.

CBS Chicago–12/08/2011

Tammy Duckworth, Assistant Secretary for Public and Intergovernmental Affairs at the Department of Veterans Affairs, arrives at a World War II Memorial ceremony in March. (Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images)

Durbin Set To Endorse Duckworth For Congress

U.S. Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) is set to throw his support behind Iraq War veteran Tammy Duckworth in her race for Congress.

CBS Chicago–08/15/2011

U.S. Rep. Melissa Bean conceded her 8th District race to Joe Walsh. (CBS)

Bean Concedes Tight House Race To Walsh

After two weeks awaiting a final ballot count, U.S. Rep. Melissa Bean on Wednesday conceded the razor-thin race for her 8th Congressional District seat to Joe Walsh.

11/17/2010

Joe Walsh

Tea Party Favorite Leads In Northwest Suburbs

In a surprising development, Tea Party-backed Republican Joe Walsh Joe Walsh is on the cusp of defeating Melissa Bean in the northwest suburban 8th Congressional District.

CBS Chicago–11/03/2010