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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.


Joe Walsh, Melissa Bean

Bean Concedes In 8th Congressional Race

U.S. Rep. Melissa Bean has conceded to Republican challenger Joe Walsh in the tightly-fought race for her former 8th Illinois Congressional District seat.


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

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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

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Bean-Walsh Race Still Too Close To Call

he race for a northeast Illinois congressional seat shows every vote really does matter.


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

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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