Joe Walsh (Illinois politician)
Official congress portrait, 2011
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives|
from Illinois's 8th district
January 3, 2011 – January 3, 2013
|Preceded by||Melissa Bean|
|Succeeded by||Tammy Duckworth|
William Joseph Walsh
December 27, 1961
North Barrington, Illinois, U.S.
|Spouse(s)||Laura Walsh (1987–2002)|
|Alma mater||Grinnell College|
University of Iowa
University of Chicago
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.
On August 25, 2019, Walsh announced his candidacy for President of the United States against President Donald Trump for the Republican nomination in 2020. He stated that Trump's behavior in office motivated him to declare his candidacy. He ended his campaign on February 9, 2020.
References[change | change source]
- 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:
- Fuller, Jaime (September 2, 2014) - "Where Are They Now? — The Congressional Edition". The Washington Post. Retrieved November 30, 2014.
- Steakin, Will (August 25, 2019). "'THIS WEEK' EXCLUSIVE: Joe Walsh announces Republican primary challenge against Trump". ABC News. Retrieved August 25, 2019.
- 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:
- Davies, Tom (August 25, 2019). "Ex-Rep. Joe Walsh making longshot GOP challenge to Trump". Associated Press. Retrieved August 25, 2019.
- 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:
- Stracqualursi, Veronica (7 February 2020). "Joe Walsh ends Republican primary challenge against Trump". CNN. Retrieved 7 February 2020.
Other websites[change | change source]
- The Joe Walsh Show official site
- Joe Walsh for U.S. Congress
- Biography at WhoRunsGov.com at The Washington Post
- Biography at the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress
- Voting record maintained by The Washington Post
- Biography, voting record, and interest group ratings at Vote Smart
- Congressional profile at GovTrack.us
- Congressional profile at OpenCongress
- Issue positions and quotes at On The Issues
- Financial information at OpenSecrets.org
- Staff salaries, trips and personal finance at LegiStorm.com
- Campaign finance reports and data at the Federal Election Commission
- Campaign contributions at the National Institute for Money in State Politics
- Appearances on C-SPAN programs
- Appearances at the Internet Movie Database
- Profile at Notable Names Database
- Profile at Ballotpedia
- Walsh Appearances on C-SPAN