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2012 Illinois House District 8 Election  
Joe Walsh - inc  vs.  Tammy Duckworth
 

General Information

Current Office Holder


Joe Walsh (R)

Most Recent Election


2010:  Joe Walsh (R) 48.5% - Melissa Bean (D)-inc 48.3%

Election Timeline


  • December 11, 2011 - Deadline to file for candidacy
  • March 20, 2012 - Primary elections
  • November 6, 2012 - Election day
  • Latest Polls and Updates


    Conservative Ranking


    Illinois is the 7th least conservative state, voting 17.84% less Republican in the 2008 presidential elections than the national average.

    Partisan Trend


    Based on voting patterns since 1992, Illinois is trending DEMOCRAT in presidential elections.

    GOP Trend Ranking


    Illinois ranks 41st among the 50 states.
     
    House District 8 Race Data
    Incumbent  GOP freshman Republican Joe Walsh first announced intentions to run in District 14 in 2012.  He then decided to run again in District 8.  He faced no primary opposition.

    GOP Candidates

  • Joe Walsh - Incumbent  
  • DEM Candidates

  • Tammy Duckworth - Former Assistant Secretary of Veterans Affairs  
  • Raja Krishnamoorthi
  • Party nominee -

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    Illinois Race Tracking
    President
    Barack Obama - inc
    vs
    Mitt Romney
    Projected Winner
    House District 8
    Joe Walsh - inc
    vs
    Tammy Duckworth
    Projected Winner
    House District 10
    Robert Dold - inc
    vs
    Bradley Schneider
    Projected Winner
    House District 11
    Judy Biggert - inc
    vs
    Bill Foster
    Projected Winner
    House District 12 (open)
    William Enyart
    vs
    Jason Plummer
    Projected Winner
    House District 13 (open)
    Rodney Davis
    vs
    David Gill
    Projected Winner
    House District 17
    Bobby Schilling - inc
    vs
    Cheri Bustos
    Projected Winner
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    Dave Leip
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    David Wissing
    The Hedgehog Report


    Larry Sabato
    Crystal Ball


    Richard & Tony
    The Green Papers


    Rose Institute
    Redistricting in America


    Tom Bevan and John McIntyre
    RealClearPolitics

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