Roskam doubles down for Walsh

Roskam doubles down for Walsh

Posted by Kerry Lester on Tue, 10/30/2012 - 11:49

House GOP Chief Deputy Whip Peter Roskam has spent much of his time in recent days helping the campaign of fellow Republican Congressman Joe Walsh.

The pair had a joint appearance at the Addison Township GOP Saturday morning, then another at Durty Nellies in Palatine, then held a joint teletownhall Tuesday morning (teletownhalls as you know, are a Roskam favorite).

The teletownhall mostly showcased Walsh, with Roskam interjecting, at times, to remind callers to feel free to ask Walsh questions.

"I'm one of the few people that sees Joe Walsh in Washington, D.C. and Joe Walsh at home. You know what, he's the same guy," the Wheaton Republican said.

Some personal pride is on the line as well for Roskam as he helps the McHenry Tea Partyer campaign against Democratic opponent Tammy Duckworth of Hoffman Estates. Roskam narrowly beat Duckworth himself in 2006, in a bitter, costly race that made headlines across the country.

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