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by Aricka Flowers
Mon Feb 29

A Flurry Of Endorsements Come Down Monday As IL Primary Approaches & Early Voting Begins

A flurry of endorsements came down Monday as early voting began in Illinois and the candidates gear up for the March 15 primary.

Here's a rundown of some of the most recent endorsements that were announced in the races for the 8th and 10th congressional districts, 7th and 26th state House seats, and the controversial Cook County State's Attorney and Circuit Court Clerk posts.

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by Ellyn Fortino
Fri Jan 22

Election Preview: Democratic Primary Race Heats Up In 8th Congressional District

Progress Illinois talks with the two leading candidates running in the 8th congressional district's Democratic primary race.

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by Steven Ross Johnson
Tue Mar 20, 2012

Checking In With Duckworth, Krishnamoorthi In Illinois' 8th Congressional District (VIDEO)

Voting began at a slow pace in the North suburban 8th congressional district, as both candidates got an early start casting their ballots, signifying the end of an, at times, contentious primary campaign, and for one, the beginning of what’s sure to be a hotly-contested race against incumbent U.S. Rep. Joe Walsh (R-McHenry).

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by David Milton Brent
Mon Feb 6, 2012

New Super PAC Readying For Battle With Illinois Tea Party Congressman

CREDO Mobile, a San Francisco-based company that sells cell phones and phone plans, has started a super PAC aimed at defeating Tea Party congress members in the 2012 election cycle. One of their primary targets? Illinois’ 8th district representative Joe Walsh.

”This is a guy who self-identifies as a ‘crazy Tea Party freshman’ [congressman],” Becky Bond, CREDO’s Political Director and the head of CREDO SuperPAC, said of Walsh. “This guy is concerned that government spending is gonna put too much of a burden on our children in the future, and yet [he] doesn’t even pay his own child support. This guy shouldn’t be in Congress.”

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by Matthew Blake
Fri Dec 9, 2011

Walsh Stays In The Eighth (VIDEO)

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.

In 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.