| Oct 23, 2012
| 6:01 PM
Republican Rep. Joe Walsh again called on Democratic challenger Tammy Duckworth to leave his family out of their contentious campaign, even as he got his eldest son involved by featuring him at a Tuesday news conference.
At issue is a series of TV ads...
| Oct 25, 2012
| 12:11 PM
Democrat Tammy Duckworth today campaigned with a California congresswoman who said she had to have an abortion to save her life as part of Duckworth's ongoing effort to highlight her differences with Republican Rep. Joe Walsh.
The appearance with...
| Mar 14, 2013
| 1:24 PM
Outspoken former one-term Republican U.S. Rep. Joe Walsh, who teased his dedicated tea party supporters with the prospect of a possible run for governor in 2014, is now officially headed to radio.
Walsh released a statement today confirming that he...
| Mar 14, 2013
| 2:16 PM
A day after Speaker Michael Madigan pronounced the gay marriage bill 12 votes short, a group pushing the issue tried to recapture momentum by announcing support from seven Illinois Democratic congressmen --- even though they don’t get to vote in...
| Oct 27, 2012
| 4:15 PM
The Democratic and Republican congressional contenders in two suburban districts looked to advance their ground games Saturday, using rallies and other events to encourage supporters to vote early and to get their friends and neighbors to join them.
| Nov 3, 2012
| 3:33 PM
Candidates in three closely contested suburban congressional races used the final Saturday of their campaigns to rally the faithful and make a late pitch to undecided voters.
In the west and southwest suburban 11th District, Democrat Bill Foster dug into...
| Nov 4, 2012
| 4:58 PM
Candidates in three key suburban congressional campaigns moved into get-out-the-vote mode Sunday, concerned that Election Day turnout will be the deciding factor as outside groups focused on a spate of automated phone calls to voters.
| Nov 5, 2012
| 3:35 PM
Candidates in a trio of competitive suburban congressional contests spent the day before the election making the traditional round of train stations, diners and local businesses in a final search for votes.
In the nationally watched 8th District,...
| Nov 6, 2012
| 11:55 PM
Democrat Tammy Duckworth, an Iraq War veteran who lost both legs in combat before turning to politics, defeated freshman Republican Rep. Joe Walsh on Tuesday night after a bitter and expensive campaign that attracted outsize national attention.
| Nov 7, 2012
| 10:25 AM
Iraq war veteran Tammy Duckworth defeated Republican Rep. Joe Walsh in their nationally watched Northwest suburban congressional battle.
Duckworth has 55% to Walsh's 45% with 100% of the vote counted.
On the morning after her big win, the congresswoman-...
| Nov 7, 2012
| 6:12 AM
WASHINGTON -- Republicans held on to their House majority in Tuesday's election, leaving Democrats well short of the net gain of 25 seats they needed to take control.
"The American people have once again given the House of Representatives to Republicans,...
| Sep 3, 2012
| 1:36 PM
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — As Illinois delegates gather each morning for breakfast to hear from political motivational speakers and to get a grab bag of tchotchkes, they’re also given something else: a set of talking points to use in case they get...