The National Republican Campaign Committee announced plans to put their weight behind State Rep. Darlene Senger (R-Naperville) and former U.S. congressman Bobby Schilling in their respective House races.
Chicago's northwest suburbs have a new representative in the U.S.
House tonight as Democrat Tammy Duckworth, perhaps best known for losing
her legs in the Iraq War and her work on veterans' issues, defeated Joe
Walsh, a Tea Party icon and now one-term Congressman.
A confident Tammy Duckworth voted at around 10:00 a.m. at the massive
Willow Creek Church complex in Barrington. Duckworth is trying to
unseat controversial Congressman Joe Walsh, a Tea Party favorite, in one
of the most high-profile and expensive congressional races in the
nation in a redrawn 8th district.