Democratic candidate in the 8th congressional district Tammy
Duckworth's campaign has responded to U.S. Rep. Joe Walsh's (R) challenge to
a monthly debate, which he touted during an appearance on WTTW's Chicago Tonight last night.
"Tammy looks forward to debating Joe Walsh as many as four times
before the election, and will reach out to his campaign and debate
organizers in the coming weeks," said Duckworth's campaign manager
Kaitlin Fahey in statement. "The number one priority for Tammy during
this campaign will be getting out and meeting with voters. That's
clearly not what Congressman Walsh thinks is important. As the
Washington Post reported today, Walsh 'vows that he will do nothing to
help his constituents and instead focus entirely on his 'mission to
sorta scream from the mountaintop.' "