Joe Walsh (Illinois politician)

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Joe Walsh
Rep Joe Walsh.jpg
Official congress portrait, 2011
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Illinois's 8th district
In office
January 3, 2011 – January 3, 2013
Preceded byMelissa Bean
Succeeded byTammy Duckworth
Personal details
William Joseph Walsh

(1961-12-27) December 27, 1961 (age 58)
North Barrington, Illinois, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)Laura Walsh (1987–2002)
Helene Miller
Alma materGrinnell College
University of Iowa
University of Chicago
OccupationRadio personality,
Political commentator

William Joseph Walsh, known as Joe Walsh (born December 27, 1961), is an American conservative talk radio host and former politician.

He served one term in the United States House of Representatives for Illinois' 8th congressional district. He served from January 2011 through January 2013, after defeating three-term incumbent Democratic Representative Melissa Bean by a margin of 291 votes in a surprising upset. He is a member of the Republican Party.

Walsh was defeated by retired U.S. Army Lt. Colonel Tammy Duckworth in the general election on November 6, 2012.[1] He now hosts a conservative radio show on WIND-AM 560.[2]

On August 25, 2019, Walsh announced his candidacy for President of the United States against President Donald Trump for the Republican nomination in 2020.[3][4] He stated that Trump's behavior in office motivated him to declare his candidacy.[5][6] He ended his campaign on February 9, 2020.[7]

References[change | change source]

  1. Garcia, M.; Eldeib, D. (November 7, 2012). "Duckworth defeats Walsh in congressional contest". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved November 7, 2012. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |newspaper= (help)
  2. Fuller, Jaime (September 2, 2014) - "Where Are They Now? — The Congressional Edition". The Washington Post. Retrieved November 30, 2014.
  3. Steakin, Will (August 25, 2019). "'THIS WEEK' EXCLUSIVE: Joe Walsh announces Republican primary challenge against Trump". ABC News. Retrieved August 25, 2019.
  4. Zilbermints, Regina (August 25, 2019). "Joe Walsh announces Republican challenge to Trump". The Hill. Retrieved August 25, 2019. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  5. Davies, Tom (August 25, 2019). "Ex-Rep. Joe Walsh making longshot GOP challenge to Trump". Associated Press. Retrieved August 25, 2019.
  6. Rubin, Richard (August 25, 2019). "Ex-Congressman Joe Walsh Begins Republican Campaign Against Trump". The Wall Street Journal. Retrieved August 25, 2019. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  7. Stracqualursi, Veronica (7 February 2020). "Joe Walsh ends Republican primary challenge against Trump". CNN. Retrieved 7 February 2020.

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