Quinn: Walsh is the "worst congressman in America"

Quinn: Walsh is the "worst congressman in America"

Posted by Kerry Lester on Wed, 08/15/2012 - 10:56

Democrats are meeting in Springfield today for their annual day at the Illinois State Fair.

Gov. Pat Quinn spoke at the brunch beforehand, firing up the crowd by listing off the six hotly contested races for Congress in Illinois, including three in the suburbs.

In the process, he threw Democrats some red meat, calling Republican U.S. Rep. Joe Walsh of McHenry the "worst congressman in America."

Walsh is making a re-election bid in the 8th Congressional District against Democrat Tammy Duckworth of Hoffman Estates. It includes portions of Kane, DuPage and Cook counties, and stretches from Addison to Elgin.

The Walsh campaign quickly hit back, calling Quinn "the worst governor in the country presiding over a state with 8.6 percent unemployment and a massive unfunded pension liability."

Quinn, spokeswoman Erin Rapp said, "should spend more time focusing on how to solve Illinois' fiscal crisis and get Illinoisans back to work rather than share his unwarranted opinions on the congressman.''

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