The old expression “all politics is local” seems not applicable to
the high-profile 8th congressional district race between U.S. Rep.
Joe Walsh (R-McHenry) and Democratic challenger Tammy Duckworth.
Unlike in the 17th congressional district race in western Illinois or even the
neighboring 10th district contest, there is little in the 8th district race that is of exclusive interest to those particular voters. The battle between Walsh and
Duckworth instead has focused on major national issues such as Medicare
and Social Security, with Chicago and national media attention often covering the money being funneled into the race or the latest histrionics of Walsh, including his
outrageous comments last Thursday on abortion. Read more »