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.
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.
he race for a northeast Illinois congressional seat shows every vote really does matter.
As the vote count continues in the northwest suburban 8th Congressional District, the margin between Republican Joe Walsh and Democratic incumbent Melissa Bean narrows.
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.