Joe Walsh ran as an outsider against five candidates to win February's Republican primary in Illinois' 8th Congressional district. "I'm a bit of a rogue. I'm a bit of a loose cannon," said Walsh during a sit-down interview with Fox Chicago.
But he's not a political rookie by a long shot. In 1998, he made a run for the Illinois House as the Republican nominee of what was then the 58th District. Additionally, in 1996, he represented the GOP as its nominee in the 9th District against the late-Rep. Sidney Yates, one of Congress' longest serving members.