To the best of my knowledge, McHenry County has only had one resident Congressman–Joe Walsh.
Sure he moved to the county after he decided what district in which to run, but no other Federal representative has done that.
As some reading this publication may know, Walsh is in his second race with a Rahm Emmanuel-recruited woman.
Melissa Bean was his woman when she knocked off Phil Crane and Tammy Duckworth was his pick to beat Peter Roskam.
The Chicago politician’s goal was fulfilled with Bean, but not with Duckworth.
Now, with Duckworth challenging the man who edged out Bean in a district specifically created to allow Duckworth to recapture the seat, money is pouring in from Super PACs to flood the airwaves.
Nevertheless, the Chicago Sun-Times is reporting today that Walsh has much too much of a chance at being re-elected than anyone would have thought right after re-apportionment.
Even Walsh, you will remember thought his chances best against fellow freshman Republican Randy Hultgren.
Here’s what the Sun-Times says,
“We Ask America poll had Walsh at a five-point lead. Roll Call reported that a poll taken in mid-August by the Tarrance Group showed Walsh and Duckworth in a statistical tie. Democrats have reported far wider margins, including releasing numbers Monday that Duckworth was 10 points ahead.”