Second-year Congressman and nationally prominent Tea Party mouthpiece
Joe Walsh announced Thursday that he would run for re-election in
Illinois’ re-drawn 8th Congressional district – his current district,
discarding earlier intentions to run in the 14th. This is despite the
fact that his home county of McHenry is now in the 14th District and a
newly redrawn 8th district is now made up of majority Democratic voters.
a relentlessly over-the-top speech to the Chicago Tea Party Thursday
night, Walsh kept saying that the country was at war, fighting a,
presumably, figurative battle over the size of government. He believed
that he could keep his Congressional seat because 8th district voters
will join him in the fight to shrink government.
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