Joe Walsh to skip Republican national convention
July 19, 2012 (CHICAGO) (WLS) -- Illinois Republican Congressman Joe Walsh says he's skipping his party's national convention.
Walsh says he wants to focus on his constituents. Instead, the tea party favorite will hold a series of campaign events in the 8th District where he is currently engaged in a better campaign with Democrat Tammy Duckworth.
Walsh says he hopes Duckworth will also skip her party's convention and tour the district with him..
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