| 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 24, 2012
| 9:10 AM
Richard Mourdock, running for U.S. Senate in Indiana, said at a debate Tuesday that pregnancies that result from rape are intended by God.
The Republican candidate was explaining his opposition to abortion in cases of rape or incest when he made the...
| 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 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 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,...
| Jun 1, 2012
| 5:18 PM
WASHINGTON — After taking heat for racially charged remarks, Rep. Joe Walsh issued a statement Friday asserting he was “in no way critical of minorities,” but an opposition group that had videotaped and distributed his remarks stepped up...
| Jul 4, 2012
| 6:26 AM
Republican Rep. Joe Walsh is coming under Democratic fire over remarks that appeared to question whether challenger Tammy Duckworth, a Black Hawk helicopter pilot who lost her legs in combat in Iraq, was a "true hero."
Duckworth's campaign on Tuesday...
| Jul 16, 2012
| 7:53 PM
Democratic challenger Tammy Duckworth outraised Republican Rep. Joe Walsh by a better than 2-1 ratio from April to June, and both candidates in the heated 8th Congressional District contest began this month with more than $700,000 to spend.
| Sep 14, 2012
| 9:34 PM
With less than two months until the Nov. 6 election, a northwest suburban congressional battle is finding freshman Republican Rep. Joe Walsh and Democratic challenger Tammy Duckworth strengthening their rhetoric and sharpening their attacks.
| May 12, 2012
The first debate of a nationally significant congressional contest saw Republican Rep. Joe Walsh come out in favor of allowing federal student loan interest rates to double this summer and Democratic challenger Tammy Duckworth accuse her foe of advocating...