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Joe Walsh

Walsh Unchallenged For GOP Nomination In 8th District Run

Posted 12.22.2011 | Chicago

With the announcement that his principal primary challenger has dropped out of the race, the fiery freshman U.S. Rep Joe Walsh (R-Ill.) will now run u...

The 112th Congress -- How Not to Do Government

Joe Moreno | Posted 02.21.2012 | Chicago
Joe Moreno

Cheri Bustos would be an exciting candidate in any election cycle, but the current state of affairs in Congress elevates her candidacy (and many others) to more than exciting; it makes it important.

Joe Walsh Pushes To Wish His Constituents A 'Merry Christmas'

Posted 12.20.2011 | Chicago

U.S. Rep. Joe Walsh (R-Ill.) on Monday made public his holiday wish: To wish his constituents "Merry Christmas" or "Happy Hanukkah" in mail pieces and...

WATCH: Anti-Walsh Ad Released By Opponent

Posted 12.14.2011 | Chicago

Just days after U.S. Rep. Joe Walsh announced that he would be running in Illinois' 8th District, one of his Democrat opponents released a video highl...

Texas Civil Redistricting Battle Could Have Unintended Consequences

The Huffington Post | Meghan Neal | Posted 12.14.2011 | Politics

As the 2012 election heats up, both parties are pushing hard in congressional and gubernatorial races across the country. While Republicans work to re...

Boehner's Staff Used Backroom Tactics To Shape Congressional Races PLUS: Joe Walsh Paid Millions To Stay In District?.. Red Soxer Nixes A Run For Barney Frank's Seat

The Huffington Post | Meghan Neal | Posted 03.15.2012 | Politics

An Ohio voter advocacy group has released a transparency report showing instances of gerrymandering and secret backroom activities in the state's redi...

Anti-Incumbent Sentiment At Record High

The Huffington Post | Meghan Neal | Posted 12.09.2011 | Politics

As the 2012 presidential election heats up, both parties are pushing hard in congressional and gubernatorial races across the country. While Republica...

WATCH: Walsh Makes His Next Move

Posted 12.09.2011 | Chicago

During a Tea Party event in Chicago on Thursday, U.S. Rep. Joe Walsh announced that he will once again run for office in Illinois' 8th District -- whi...

WATCH: Tea Party Rep Avoids The 99% In D.C.

The Huffington Post | Jen Sabella | Posted 12.07.2011 | Chicago

A group of protesters from the Chicago area in Washington, D.C. for the "Take Back the Capitol" week of action paid a visit to U.S. Rep. Joe Walsh's o...

Joe Walsh May Switch Districts To Avoid Standoff With GOP Incumbent

Posted 11.29.2011 | Chicago

Eighth District Congressman Joe Walsh may be reconsidering his congressional run in the 14th District to avoid a standoff with Republican incumbent Ra...

Political World Reacts To Barney Frank Retirement (SLIDESHOW)

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 11.28.2011 | Politics

On Monday, Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.) confirmed that, after 16 terms in Congress, he will not seek reelection in 2012. As news of Frank's retirem...

WATCH: GOP Rep Says Veterans In Occupy Movement 'Don't Understand This Country'

The Huffington Post | Jen Sabella | Posted 11.21.2011 | Chicago

U.S. Rep. Joe Walsh (R-Ill.) slammed Occupy Wall Street protesters during a town hall meeting in suburban Gurnee, Ill. Saturday, calling the movement ...

Federal Concealed Carry Measure Would Be A Big Change For Illinois

The Huffington Post/ AP | Posted 11.17.2011 | Chicago

Though Republicans have typically supported giving state lawmakers more power to govern, the House on Wednesday passed a measure that would allow peop...

Auctioning Eagles Tickets for Gaden Shartse: A Conversation with Joe Walsh

Mike Ragogna | Posted 01.13.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Joe Walsh: If you get on eBay and you win, you come backstage, we'll hang out and take pictures, then I will take you onstage and I will show you what it's like, and you will have really good tickets for the show. I'll take care of you -- we'll put it that way.

Congressman Blames Empty Stomach For 'Don't Blame Banks' Rant

Posted 01.09.2012 | Chicago

U.S. Rep. Joe Walsh (R-Ill.) had an interesting explanation for flying off the handle during a recent meeting with constituents: he was debating on an...

WATCH: Joe Walsh Screams At Constituents, Defends Big Banks

Posted 01.08.2012 | Chicago

Story updated with response from Joe Walsh U.S. Rep. Joe Walsh (R-Ill.) met with some constituents in the Chicago suburb of Gurnee Sunday -- and ap...

Joe Walsh Praised As 'Pro-Family' By Family Research Council, Despite Child Support Issues

Posted 01.04.2012 | Chicago

Though his family woes have been quite public as of late, U.S. Rep. Joe Walsh announced Thursday that the Family Research Council Action committee has...

Walsh Slams GOP Opponent: 'I'll Punch Him In The Face'

Posted 01.03.2012 | Chicago

U.S. Rep. Joe Walsh (R-Ill.) is vowing to make the race for Illinois' 14th District "issues-driven" after a poll taken by his GOP opponent questioned ...

Tea Party Rep. Says He Gets In A Fight 'Every Week' With Leadership

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 12.21.2011 | Politics

Rep. Joe Walsh (R-Ill.) revealed during a town hall event on Thursday that he often fights with the Republican leadership, touting his independence as...

Judge To Hear Arguments On Whether Rep. Walsh Owes Child Support

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 12.14.2011 | Chicago

U.S. Rep. Joe Walsh (R-Ill.) and his ex-wife will go before a judge next month and make their best arguments about whether Walsh owes and must pay $10...

Walsh Says Ex-Wife Is Lying About Child Support Payments

Posted 12.12.2011 | Chicago

Tea Party-affiliated U.S. Rep. Joe Walsh (R-Ill.) has already described claims of his owing more than $115,000 in back child support payments as "wild...

Bipartisan Group Comprises 'Apocalypse Caucus'

The Washington Post | David A. Fahrenthold | Posted 12.05.2011 | Politics

On Capitol Hill, they are the apocalypse caucus. Twenty lawmakers, from both parties, who calculate that the best way to fix government is to act as i...

Joe Walsh Fires Back At Anti-Gun Group's Criticism

Posted 12.04.2011 | Chicago

After ever-outspoken U.S. Rep. Joe Walsh (R-Ill.) told a Tea Party gun forum in Huntley, Ill., that he would be a "cheerleader" for gun rights in Cong...

TeaCon Organizer Steve Stevlic Absent Amid Prostitute-Related Arrest Report

Palatine, IL Patch | Brian SlupskiEmail the Author | Posted 12.01.2011 | Chicago

TEACON 2011 organizer Steve Stevlic did not attend the second day of the conference he helped organize amid a report on Gawker that he was arrested fo...

Tea Party Hosts Midwest Convention In Schaumburg

Palatine, IL Patch | Brian Slupski and Tara May TesimuEmail the Authors | Posted 11.30.2011 | Chicago

Patch will be providing constant updates and photos during the Tea Party Midwest convention's keynote speech by former Fox commentator Glenn Beck. ...