Sunday, April 21, 2013
Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth (IL-8) canceled her scheduled appearance on Meet the Press and instead chose to assess flood damage in the 8th Congressional District.
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Sunday, April 21
Sunday, Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth (IL-8) canceled her scheduled appearance on Meet the Press and instead chose to assess flood damage in the 8th Congressional District. She planned visits the Red Cross Shelter in Wheeling, and to assess flood damage in Des Plaines, Addison and Lombard. “My thoughts and prayers are with the families whose lives have been disrupted by the flooding,” said Duckworth. “I have been inspired by the efforts of first responders, local officials, and ordinary citizens who have assisted those who have lost so much during the last several days. I will do everything within my power to make sure that the federal government provides assistance to my neighbors so that they can rebuild their lives. The people of …
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
After his loss to Tammy Duckworth in the November 6 election, former Congressman Joe Walsh is open to a run for Illinois governor, the Huffington Post reports.
After spending $7 million on his campaign to keep his congressional seat and losing to challenger Tammy Duckworth, former Congressman Joe Walsh is reportedly keeping his options open for a potential run for Illinois governor in 2014, the Huffington Post reports. Walsh also would consider, according to the Huffington Post, becoming a television pundit, and has said he wants to be part of a movement. Walsh lost by more than 10 percentage points against Tammy Duckworth in the November 6 election.
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Results came in quickly Tuesday night, and by 10:15 p.m. Duckworth was the clear winner.
Update 12:00 a.m. Republican Congressman Joe Walsh knew Cook County would be a challenge in his quest for the 8th Congressional seat, but he and his staffers hoped conservative voters from DuPage and Kane County would offset that obstacle. That was not the case on Tuesday. With 409 of the 430 precincts reporting election results by 11 p.m., Democratic challenger Tammy Duckworth held 56.3 of the votes and Walsh had 43.7. Duckworth had 116,872 votes to Walsh's 97,331 at that time. DuPage County numbers were slightly closer; Duckworth grabbing 52 percent of the votes to Walsh's 48 percent - with all precincts from that county reporting. Kane County still had 12 precincts to send in votes, but Duckworth had the lead there, too. The three hours…
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Who is winning the 8th Congressional District? Check back here.
Freshman Republican Congressman Joe Walsh faces a challenge from Democrat Tammy Duckworth in the 8th Congressional District. Patch will be updating election results on this page throughout the evening. Update 10:30 p.m. Walsh Walsh has finally arrived to speak to his crowd of supporters. Some people had already begun leaving as the election results appeared to be leaning toward a Duckworth win. Update 10:30 p.m. Duckworth 8th congressional district winner Tammy Duckworth told her supporters in her acceptance speech: "I am ready to serve this nation, to find practical solutions to our problems, I am ready to serve you." I have heard seniors who want to keep retirement benefits, business owners who can get a loan a little bit easier to …