One of the most explosive Congressional races in the country is in Illinois, where controversial and outspoken freshman Republican Joe Walsh is fighting to hang on to his seat. Walsh is facing a tough Democratic opponent in Iraq war veteran Tammy Duckworth, who lost both of her legs in combat.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us
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