A press release from Congressman Joe Walsh:
Rep. Walsh Comments on Duckworth’s Negative Campaign Commercial
Democrat candidate for Congress in Illinois’ 8th district, Tammy Duckworth, recently began airing a campaign commercial attacking Congressman Joe Walsh.
Duckworth had previously pledged she would not run negative spots.
In response, Congressman Joe Walsh released to following statement:
“I’m very disappointed Ms. Duckworth has decided to go negative more than a month before the election.
“It just shows that her campaign is desperate and she will say and do anything to get elected.
“This is a clear contrast to my own commercials that are only positive and talk about where I stand on the issues that matter to 8th district voters.
“Her accusation that I will raise taxes on the middle class is a complete lie.
“Not once have I voted for a bill that raises taxes for any individual, and I never will.
“My opponent, who as a Blago appointee, supported his tax increase, which was the largest in Illinois history.
“It is clear that Tammy is willing to look the voters in the eye and lie straight to their faces in order to get their vote. We deserve better than that.
“Ms. Duckworth would prefer to use her campaign funds from California and New York to run commercials to mislead voters.
“I remain committed to discussing the issues and proposing solutions to get folks back to work and stop placing this debt on the heads of our children and grandchildren.”
View the 60 second version of Congressman Joe Walsh’s campaign spot “The Real Joe” here.