This week, U.S. Rep. Joe Walsh (R-McHenry) mocked Tammy Duckworth for an upcoming fundraiser in Santa Monica, California and holding a contest that allows an 8th district voter to win an expense paid trip to California to see the Democratic candidate speak.
gambit is part of Tea Partier Walsh’s larger point that he is always in
the 8th district, while Duckworth is the candidate of national
Democratic power brokers.
But Duckworth campaign manager Kaitlin
Fahey contends that money from so-called Super Political Action
Committees is why Duckworth “is doing fundraising around the country.”
Indeed, in the past week, Super PACs threw $1.03 million behind Walsh,
according to information culled from the Center for Responsive Politics. Read more »