GOP candidate says 'life' exception 'a tool for abortions'
October 19th, 2012
08:32 AM ET
2 years ago

GOP candidate says 'life' exception 'a tool for abortions'

(CNN) – Rep. Joe Walsh, a Republican engaged in a heated battle for re-election in Illinois against Iraq war veteran Tammy Duckworth, questioned Thursday the necessity of allowing abortions if a mother's life is at risk, saying such an exemption to an abortion ban was simply a tool by pro-choice activists.

Speaking after a debate with his opponent, Walsh seemed to suggest medical advances made dangerous pregnancies rare.
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Filed under: Abortion • Joe Walsh
Walsh to skip GOP convention
July 19th, 2012
10:22 AM ET
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Walsh to skip GOP convention

(CNN) - Republican Rep. Joe Walsh on Thursday became the latest politician to announce he's skipping his party's convention, saying he would instead focus on holding campaign events in his Illinois district.

In a statement, Walsh said his decision reflected his status as a political outsider.
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Filed under: 2012 • Joe Walsh • Republican National Convention • Republicans
Walsh, Duckworth say they'll debate on CNN
July 6th, 2012
06:30 PM ET
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Walsh, Duckworth say they'll debate on CNN

(CNN) - Republican Rep. Joe Walsh of Illinois said Friday he would accept an invitation to debate Democrat Tammy Duckworth on CNN's "The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer."

"I'd be happy to come on your show to do a live debate with @Tammy4Congress," Walsh wrote on Twitter.
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Filed under: Illinois • Joe Walsh • TV-The Situation Room
July 6th, 2012
05:47 PM ET
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Duckworth defends military talk on the campaign trail

(CNN) – Democratic congressional candidate Tammy Duckworth, an Iraq war veteran and double-amputee, fired back at opponent Rep. Joe Walsh of Illinois after he criticized her for talking too much about her military service.

"It's very irresponsible for Mr. Walsh, as a sitting congressman, to try to muzzle war veterans and keep them from talking about their service," Duckworth said on CNN's "The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer."
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Filed under: House • Illinois • Joe Walsh • Tammy Duckworth • TV-The Situation Room
July 5th, 2012
05:25 PM ET
2 years ago

Rep. Walsh defends remarks about opponent

(CNN) – Rep. Joe Walsh, R-Ill., told CNN's Ashleigh Banfield that he has no regrets about saying the military service of his his opponent, Iraq war veteran Tammy Duckworth, is "all she talks about," and that outrage over his remarks "is a manufactured issue."


Filed under: Illinois • Joe Walsh • TV-CNN Newsroom
Walsh says opponent talks too much about military service
July 4th, 2012
08:29 PM ET
2 years ago

Walsh says opponent talks too much about military service

(CNN) - Republican Rep. Joe Walsh of Illinois on Wednesday stood by earlier comments questioning his congressional opponent, an Iraq war veteran and double-amputee, for speaking too much about her military service.

"She is a hero, and that demands our respect, but it doesn't demand our vote. All she does, guys, is talk about her service," Walsh said on CNN's "The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer."
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Filed under: 2012 • Illinois • Joe Walsh • TV-The Situation Room
Joe Walsh endorses Joe Walsh's opponent
(L) Musician Joe Walsh (R) Rep. Joe Walsh of Illinois
June 12th, 2012
04:54 PM ET
3 years ago

Joe Walsh endorses Joe Walsh's opponent

(CNN) – Famed Eagles guitarist Joe Walsh threw his voice behind Democratic House candidate Tammy Duckworth in an Illinois Congressional race on Tuesday.

And who is Duckworth's opponent? Joe Walsh.
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Filed under: 2012 • Illinois • Joe Walsh
Freshmen congressmen to face-off in GOP primary
Rep. Joe Walsh speaks on Capitol Hill during a June news conference.
September 21st, 2011
06:54 PM ET
3 years ago

Freshmen congressmen to face-off in GOP primary

Washington (CNN)-Democratic Rep. Dennis Kucinich may have been spared his seat when new congressional district maps were drawn in Ohio, but two states away, freshman Rep. Joe Walsh wasn't so lucky.

Walsh announced Wednesday that he will seek re-election to Congress where his home is-in the new 14th Congressional District of Illinois. The trouble is, Walsh represents the 8th Congressional District while fellow Republican Rep. Randy Hultgren currently represents the 14th District. He also plans to seek re-election there, for his second term.
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Filed under: 2012 • Illinois • Joe Walsh • Redistricting
Republican apologizes for Obama 'idiotic' comment
September 2nd, 2011
07:15 PM ET
3 years ago

Republican apologizes for Obama 'idiotic' comment

Washington (CNN) – U.S. Rep. Joe Walsh, R-Illinois, apologized on Friday for calling President Barack Obama “idiotic” while speaking to a group of voters earlier this week.

“That was absolutely stepping over the line and I apologized,” Walsh told CNN's Wolf Bliter on "The Situation Room."
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Filed under: House • Joe Walsh • President Obama • TV-The Situation Room