Capitol Fax.com - Your Illinois News Radar » Duckworth’s new TV ad slams Walsh over child support
SUBSCRIBE to Capitol Fax      Advertise Here      Mobile Version     Exclusive Subscriber Content     Updated Posts    Contact
CapitolFax.com
To subscribe to Capitol Fax, click here.
Duckworth’s new TV ad slams Walsh over child support

Monday, Oct 22, 2012

* The mud is really starting to fly, campers

Tammy Duckworth’s campaign is also using Joe Walsh’s child support issue in its direct mail program.

The only question now is whether the ads are too little, too late. We’ll see soon enough.

* Walsh’s reaction…

In April, a suit filed against Congressman Joe Walsh for delinquent child support payments was dismissed by a judge and Congressman Walsh along with his ex-wife issued a statement that he is not and never was a “deadbeat dad”. Despite the issue being amicably resolved in private by the family, Tammy Duckworth began airing a new TV ad in addition to a mail campaign accusing Walsh of being a “deadbeat”. Congressman Walsh released the following statement:

“For Tammy Duckworth to bring up this private family matter that was resolved and dismissed is nothing short of graceless. It shows how desperate her campaign has become since polls have shown me ahead and it represents the worst in our political system. Ms. Duckworth has demonstrated she will do and say anything to win this campaign.

“Because of my children, it has always been my priority to keep this a private matter. I’ve always campaigned as an open book and have been honest with voters about my life. But for Ms. Duckworth to drag my family into this campaign by running on a case that was dismissed months ago, shows that she and her campaign have no limits to the lows they will achieve. This is Chicago machine politics at its worse, but it is what is expected from a Blago protege like Ms. Duckworth. I will not stand for it, and I call on the Duckworth campaign to stop these untrue and offensive attacks on my family.

“It’s Ms. Duckworth’s hope to distract voters from the fact she is currently being sued by two Illinois Veterans Affairs whistleblowers that she tried to fire and humiliate. I think we deserve better from our candidates than what Ms. Duckworth is resorting to in this campaign, and we deserve better from public officials than what Ms. Duckworth did to two whistleblowers when she ran the Illinois VA.”

Discuss.

* On another topic, an unusual Joe Walsh fan video

- Posted by Rich Miller        

31 Comments
  1. - Oswego Wily - Monday, Oct 22, 12 @ 11:17 am:

    Golly,

    With the daye being September 1st, and the debates coming up, this is the perfect as to define Walsh …

    How’s that? …. Its’ 15 days out?

    (confused look) … Did we just find out about the Walsh/child support problems? … No? …

    Who is running that shop?

    Great Ad … for September 1st!


  2. - Oswego Willy - Monday, Oct 22, 12 @ 11:17 am:

    I was so confused, I misspelled my name!


  3. - Downstate Illinois - Monday, Oct 22, 12 @ 11:35 am:

    I recently met a VA official who had worked with Duckworth out east He was impressed by her resume and even educated me about some of her qualifications. Here in Illinois all we are told about her is that she’s a disabled veteran and apparently very liberal.

    What was surprising he said was her refusal to buck the system and defend veterans from the bureaucracy that’s screwing them left and right. He’s sort of a whistle-blower himself and told me some of the horror stories are wounded warriors have to face when they return home.


  4. - CU Voter - Monday, Oct 22, 12 @ 11:36 am:

    Willy, Wily…both are good.

    Two candidates in a row who underestimated Walsh and didn’t get this out in time for voters to digest.

    8 and 13 should be over. They’re not and you really have to question the campaigns.


  5. - Seth - Monday, Oct 22, 12 @ 11:42 am:

    Both candidates are terrible. Can we vote for a cat and or dog?


  6. - Oswego Willy - Monday, Oct 22, 12 @ 11:48 am:

    - CU Voter -

    I was only responding to the “Too Little Too Late” Ad by Duckworth …


  7. - Liandro - Monday, Oct 22, 12 @ 11:56 am:

    Coming so late it looks incredibly desperate, especially since the matter has been resolved. Considering one of Duckworth’s big positives is her honorable service, this potentially casts a pall on her sense of honor with people who are not her base. Since she is apparently not winning people who are not her base, this is a dangerous strategy.

    Maybe her campaign feels her sense of honor can withstand the blowback, maybe they think there won’t be any, or maybe they are so desperate they don’t care. I’m too biased against her campaign, and how it has been run, to be objective on the matter.


  8. - Belle - Monday, Oct 22, 12 @ 12:06 pm:

    With so much focus on Independents, there is a sense about this election season that people will be changing their minds on Nov 6th while waiting in line. We’re all interested in politics while others are too busy texting about nothing to make up their minds.


  9. - Piggy - Monday, Oct 22, 12 @ 12:11 pm:

    If support for Duckworth is slim at Cap Fax (especially against Walsh) she is doomed.

    Just think of how many LOW information voters are out there…


  10. - anon - Monday, Oct 22, 12 @ 12:11 pm:

    I think its really telling that Joe “I can’t but my foot in my mouth enough” Walsh hasn’t already lost because of his comments he made last week. Good ad, for two months ago.


  11. - Shore - Monday, Oct 22, 12 @ 12:12 pm:

    If democrats want a positive thing from the weekend, I thought brad schneider got the better of dold in their foxnews sunday debate, foxnews also won in part because their moderator was a lot better than the “I’d rather be dead than here kathy brock performance”. You don’t often see people from kenilworth rattled unless it’s on a golf course or around sat time, but he clearly got to dold.


  12. - wordslinger - Monday, Oct 22, 12 @ 12:16 pm:

    The Duckworth spot is fair game (it was in the papers, for crying out loud) but her whole campaign effort has been bizarre.

    You don’t start taking victory laps in August. And you don’t start running in October.

    With all of her built-in advantages (map, national suspport) and Walsh’s negatives, if she doesn’t win, and fairly handily, there are going to be some Dem campaign types working on dog-catcher races next cycle.


  13. - The Captain - Monday, Oct 22, 12 @ 12:18 pm:

    I’m in love with this gun range thing. That was amazing.


  14. - Just Observing - Monday, Oct 22, 12 @ 12:27 pm:

    I’m no fan of Joe Walsh, but I just don’t know if the child support issue is fair game considering the Judge dismissed the case and his ex backed off of the issue. Yes, I realize that the case simply being dismissed doesn’t mean he wasn’t behind on child support payment, but other than accusations in the newspaper we really don’t know what happened.


  15. - Just Observing - Monday, Oct 22, 12 @ 12:28 pm:

    @Shore — do you know if the Dold/Schneider debate is online somewhere?


  16. - MrJM - Monday, Oct 22, 12 @ 12:41 pm:

    “Victory first — campaign afterwards.” — Queen of Hearts, Campaign Manager, Duckworth for Congress.


  17. - Cheryl44 - Monday, Oct 22, 12 @ 12:42 pm:

    Why bring up child support now?

    People around the country are astonished she’s not trouncing this guy, but when I tell them she’s run a bad campaign, they don’t see how that can matter.


  18. - Oswego Willy - Monday, Oct 22, 12 @ 12:55 pm:

    “As Duckworth campaign spokesman said, ‘Yeah, we are a bit late to the game, but the windows to the DC office Tammy will be occupying need 9 ft drapes’ …”


  19. - Responsa - Monday, Oct 22, 12 @ 1:11 pm:

    I agree with Shore that the Fox debate between Schneider and Dold was worth watching. And there’s no question that Schneider got seriously under Dold’s skin several times. Lots of yelling and interrupting from both sides. But that said, I did not think Schneider came across all that well auditioning as a future congressman for the 10th district.

    Here’s just one example: Schneider was brutal about calling Dold a tea partier (which he’s not) and accusing Dold of being in lockstep with Republican leadership (which Dold’s statements and votes in congress clearly have proved he’s not, and were illuminated in the Trib and Daily Herald endorsements). Yet, when Dold challenged Schneider back –to name even one issue/vote on which he’d be willing to go against his Dem leaders (a question Schneider had already muffed in his editorial board interviews a couple weeks ago) Schneider still could not come up with ONE thing where he would not be lock-step with Dem leadership. That whole exchange made Brad look rather silly and shallow and is exactly the sort of thing that does not play well with voters in the independent minded 10th.


  20. - Shore - Monday, Oct 22, 12 @ 1:21 pm:

    Just observing here it is, I meant to post it. Duckworth like the rest of Illinois Democrats started taking a victory lap the moment brady conceded. I know there’s VRA stuff with the jackson, gutierrez, davis and rush seats, but boy they could really use an extra 3-4 percent in each of those 3 competitive suburban races right now they could have gotten had they stuck some gop turf in those districts or shifted them with jan’s-who also could have given up another 3-4 percent and not sweated.

    schneider thing-nothing new, but dold was flustered which if you know kenilworth is something you never ever see from people from that neck of the woods.

    http://www.myfoxchicago.com/story/19865125/robert-dold-brad-schneider-debate-cadidates-congressional-district-10-fox-chicago-sunday

    Senator Kirk’s illness has really hurt dold, biggert, ect. they could have really really used that boost both on the trail, in mail and perhaps on tv(I assume kirk is doing political stuff to avoid the charge he’s not working in dc but is campaigning).


  21. - Charlie Foxtrot - Monday, Oct 22, 12 @ 1:57 pm:

    I’m sure this ad was prepared a long time ago and kept for use at the last minute. It is hard hitting, but as noted above seems to be a little late to hit Walsh with a personal ad containing old information.

    The reliance on the dismissed child support lawsuit opens the door for Walsh (or the SuperPACs) to beat Duckworth over the head with her Whistleblower retaliation lawsuit. Although, like the Duckworth ad which I suspect was already prepared, Walsh/SuperPACs were already preparing an ad based on that lawsuit.


  22. - Conservative Republican - Monday, Oct 22, 12 @ 1:59 pm:

    “Great ad… for Sept 1st”

    I don’t think so. The child support story is an unsubstantiated smear. It truly sullies Duckworth’s allegedly spotless image.


  23. - Logan Square Lopez - Monday, Oct 22, 12 @ 2:04 pm:

    Stay classy little duckling!


  24. - reformer - Monday, Oct 22, 12 @ 2:11 pm:

    Joe accuses Tammy of “dragging his family into the campaign.” But she’s focusing on Joe’s behavior, not his family’s.

    If I had the chance, however, I’d like the ask the first wife if she was simply fabricating the allegation in her lawsuit?


  25. - Knifefighter - Monday, Oct 22, 12 @ 2:12 pm:

    Hate to sing against the choir here, but Tammy is in trouble not because her people assumed she’d win but because they’ve been massively outgunned by Walsh’s Super PACs. Chicago is too expensive to sustain a three month broadcast campaign like would have been required to get this up in September. The real question is where is the DCCC? Schneider is getting money and their ie. Bustos is getting help. Hell even GILL has tons of support, but not Duckworth. Seems the one who dropped the ball and assumed victory is national Dems, not Tammy’s people.


  26. - Oswego Willy - Monday, Oct 22, 12 @ 2:26 pm:

    ===Seems the one who dropped the ball and assumed victory is national Dems, not Tammy’s people.===

    (sniff, sniff) …Hmm, soumds like someone is making excuses … and making sure some of “Tammy’s people” are OK … if this tursn out bad …

    You know what they say about excuses …


  27. - walkinfool - Monday, Oct 22, 12 @ 2:29 pm:

    My problem remains the same as it was on the day this settlement was announced: since Joe “had no money” to pay his wife what she was clearly owed, who paid?

    Was it properly reported as a campaign contribution?


  28. - Cheryl44 - Monday, Oct 22, 12 @ 3:54 pm:

    They would have been smarter to just run that nonsense about women never dying in childbirth over and over and over and over. It doesn’t even need anything except his name across the bottom of the screen.


  29. - soccermom - Monday, Oct 22, 12 @ 4:32 pm:

    A “private family matter?” You mean like deciding whether to continue a pregnancy in difficult circumstances? Yeah, I hate it when other people get involved in that kind of thing…


  30. - Wensicia - Monday, Oct 22, 12 @ 4:38 pm:

    @soccermom,

    Very well put!


  31. - Elder - Monday, Oct 22, 12 @ 7:33 pm:

    I hate to voice against the august majority here, but… this add is definitely a bullet to the head, and it will push Duckworth back into the positive numbers!


Sorry, comments for this post are now closed.


* Intra-party war heats up as Pat Brady calls Illinois Policy Institute "idiots"
* Senate Majority Leader Clayborne to retire
* PAC money starts flowing in pop tax debate
* *** UPDATED x2 - Campaign issues "clarification" - NGP: "Simple case of user error" *** "Awful" Dem software could lead to state fines for campaign
* SUBSCRIBERS ONLY - More candidate announcements
* Dem groups try to crank up the heat on Rauner over Graham-Cassidy
* Rep. Ives explains why she closed her district office
* Yep. I can relate
* Everybody wants to get in on the HQ2 bid
* McCann faces second tough primary in two years
* New generation of soybean prompts big spurt in complaints
* Are we making it too hard to get proper opioid addiction treatment?
* Downstate's Republican shift
* "I don’t like to borrow to fund deficits"
* Kwame Raoul and Maze Jackson bury the hatchet
* Rate the new Pritzker TV ad
* Englehart's debut
* Yesterday's stories

Support CapitolFax.com
Visit our advertisers...

...............

...............

...............
<


Loading


* State legislators talk state spending, auto pla.....
* Latest on Construction Bill Talks - Alton Daily.....
* Official: Streator Elementary finances better -.....


* 20-year sentence hand man for attack on 94-year-old veteran
* Woman injured by broken bank door awarded $4.5 million
* Granite City port getting $700,000 federal grant
* Girl hit by foul ball at Yankees game gets game's attention
* Chicago street gang indicted on federal racketeering charges
* Leaders: $271B needed for creaky Great Lakes water systems
* Chicago announces training plans for 12,000 police officers
* Northern Illinois University employees could get salary hike
* Illinois health care exchange rates could increase by 2018
* Chicago woman found dead in gym bathroom after 2 days

* Raoul enters AG race, apologizes for 'Miss America' comment
* AG candidate Raoul apologizes for 'bad characterization' of opponent
* Report: Payments for treatment of addictions, mental illness often denied
* Republican McClure will run against McCann in 50th Senate district
* Republican McClure will run against McCann in the 50th Senate district
* Rep. Drury leaves governor's race to run for attorney general
* Rauner signs revamp of EDGE business tax-credit
* Rauner to lawmakers: Help me balance the budget
* Bernard Schoenburg: Running mates help balance governor tickets
* Statehouse Insider: AFSCME contract suit may not be heard until next year

* Chicago politicians craft weak disclosure laws for themselves
* Rosebud on Rush remains a crowd-pleaser
* That time the Chicago Marathon director pushed Porta-Johns down Lake Shore Drive
* Supreme Court ruling leaves wind-power line up in the air
* A Cubs owner is investing in Bill Murray's golf company


* Police: Man shot dead in Austin
* Man, 25, dies after suffering multiple stab wounds in Forest Park
* Renteria reflects on what he, rebuilding Sox have achieved in ’17
* Brewers one pitch away — twice — but Cubs teach newbies a lesson
* Georgia Nicols horoscopes for Sept. 22, 2017
* Dear Abby: Husband’s drinking ruins my social life
* WWW Chicago outdoors: Kings, Hunting & Fishing Days, Field Museum IDs
* 1st fall ‘boat run’ bridge lift planned for Saturday on Chicago River
* Kim Jong Un: ‘Deranged’ Trump will ‘pay dearly’ for threat
* ‘Brad’s Status’ shocker: Ben Stiller as a bitter, resentful guy


* Cubs come back for thrilling 5-3 win over Brewers, decrease magic number to 6
* Jake Arrieta biggest positive on a night full of them for Cubs
* Cubs thrive in 'playoff'-like, extra-innings win over Brewers
* Budding rivalry with Brewers gets a jolt from Cubs rallying for victory
* Carson Fulmer exits early with blister, but Chris Volstad earns first win in 5 years
* Brandon Saad scores hat trick in Blackhawks' 6-1 preseason win against Red Wings
* Mexico shocked by news: Girl trapped in rubble didn't exist
* Powerless: Puerto Rico faces weeks without electricity after Hurricane Maria
* 1 dead, 6 wounded in West, Far South Side shootings
* Preseason: Blackhawks 6, Red Wings 1


» In Cook County, 3 Prosecutors Are Handling Hundreds Of Wrongful Conviction Claims
» An Accounting For Meteorological Violence Among Insurers
» Illinois Supreme Court Upholds Murder Conviction Of Drew Peterson
» State Sen Raoul To Run For Illinois Attorney General In 2018
» Suit: Pregnant Illinois Officer Forced To Take Unpaid Leave
» Palestinian Activist To Be Deported To Jordan From Chicago
» Looking For Analog: Old Button-Mashing Arcades Come Back For A New Generation
» County In Illinois To Use Grant To Aid Endangered Bumblebee
» Canada Could Stop Dealing With Boeing Over Dispute
» Currency Exchanges Pushing Fee Increase


* Thumbs Up: To improving the health of local residents
* Eugene Robinson: The devolution of repeal-and-replace
* Celebrating Constitution Day with Alexander Hamilton
* Our View: Diverse voices needed as Statehouse makeup poised to change
* Bernard Schoenburg: Democrats highlight Rauner's 'broken record'
* Kathleen Parker: The New Center seeks volunteers
* Raoul enters AG race, apologizes for 'Miss America' comment
* AG candidate Raoul apologizes for 'bad characterization' of opponent
* Report: Payments for treatment of addictions, mental illness often denied
* E.J. Dionne: The priority is still to save Obamacare


* Clyde M. Robinson
* Vivian A. Borgsmiller
* Edward 'Tim' L. Wingerter
* Rich Tolosko
* Triopia holds on to beat Routt 33-21
* Police Beat
* Local results for Thursday, September 21
* Illinois Lottery
* Flyer advertising KKK rally in Alton is a hoax, police and Klan leader say
* Letter to the editor: Seems the middle man is problem in healthcare


* LEADING OFF: Dodgers try to clinch NL West, Verlander rolls
* 5 things to know about N. Korean leader's rebuke of Trump
* The Latest: Trump speaks with Puerto Rico governor
* Spain's Interior Ministry says authorities arrest man linked to extremist cell in Barcelona attack last month
* Cubs rally in 9th, beat Brewers 5-3 in 10th to extend lead

* Congressman Randy Hultgren Visits Raue Cen...
* Hultgren pushes for CHIP funding ahead of ...
* Indivisible billboard targets Hultgren, Ro...
* Good government - The Daily Progress
* Hultgren pleads for continued funding of f...
* Hultgren announces 2017 Congressional App ...
* Montgomery mayor hosts health care forum a...
* 14th District Democratic candidates square...
* What suburban members of Congress say abou...
* Rep. Randy Hultgren announces 2017 Congres...

* Our readers write: Sept. 22, 2017 - Elizab......
* After Yankees Fan Hit, a Senator Goes to B......

* Democrat Duckworth not sold on Bernie Sand......
* Duckworth says now not time for Sanders' '......

* Nibble Your Way Through Uptown Next Wednesday
* A Visit To Tesfa Ethiopian Cuisine
* What’s going to kill Amazon.com chances? We can’t make up our minds
* Construction Begins on Structurally Deficient Lake Shore Drive Underpasses
* Pritzker "stands up" for abortion in new ad while Rauner continues to hide
* UPDATED: Cavaletto not to run for sixth House term in 2018
* Persons in Pink Hats to hit Chicago streets in November
* Gabriel García Márquez was also a great screenwriter
* Thorner: Heartland Institute Welcomes New President, Hundreds of Guests at Picnic for Freedom
* HUD returns keys to East St Louis Public Housing Authority


* Illinois Awarded Funds to Offer Advanced Training on Detecting Impaired Driving
* Illinois EPA Announces Upcoming Household Hazardous Waste Collection Events
* IEMA Highlights Emergency Preparedness for People with Access and Functional Needs in May - Ready Illinois website offers preparedness tips for people, caregivers
* First Lady Launches Illinois Family Connects
* Governor and Lt. Governor Unveil 2016 Journal of Local Government Shared Service Best Practices

  
* Ocean Master may be HTC U11 Plus with 2:1 display
* Netflix for iOS Updated With HDR Support for iPhone 8, 8 Plus, and X
* Galaxy Note 8 vs OnePlus 5: Twice the price, twice as nice? (Video)
* How to Hide Text Previews for Every App Notification on iOS 11's Lock Screen
* Moto G5S Plus pre-orders begin in the US for introductory price of $229.99
* Expanded watchOS 4 Heart Rate Monitoring Features Not Available on Original Apple Watch
* iPhone X price justified by CEO, BlackBerry Krypton leaks & more – Pocketnow Daily

* Lopez seeks another win over KC in opener
* Sox cool off Astros, leave town with victory
* Lopez seeks another win over KC in opener
* Fulmer (blister) out, but Volstad, 'pen deliver
* White Sox 3, Astros 1: Bullpen holds up after Carson Fulmer’s early...
* South Side Sox Live!: Is it worth it for the White Sox to get #1 pick?
* Fulmer out early, but 'pen shuts down Astros


Main Menu
Home
Illinois
YouTube
Pundit rankings
Obama
Subscriber Content
Durbin
Burris
Blagojevich Trial
Advertising
Updated Posts
Polls

Archives
September 2017
August 2017
July 2017
June 2017
May 2017
April 2017
March 2017
February 2017
January 2017
December 2016
November 2016
October 2016
September 2016
August 2016
July 2016
June 2016
May 2016
April 2016
March 2016
February 2016
January 2016
December 2015
November 2015
October 2015
September 2015
August 2015
July 2015
June 2015
May 2015
April 2015
March 2015
February 2015
January 2015
December 2014
November 2014
October 2014
September 2014
August 2014
July 2014
June 2014
May 2014
April 2014
March 2014
February 2014
January 2014
December 2013
November 2013
October 2013
September 2013
August 2013
July 2013
June 2013
May 2013
April 2013
March 2013
February 2013
January 2013
December 2012
November 2012
October 2012
September 2012
August 2012
July 2012
June 2012
May 2012
April 2012
March 2012
February 2012
January 2012
December 2011
November 2011
October 2011
September 2011
August 2011
July 2011
June 2011
May 2011
April 2011
March 2011
February 2011
January 2011
December 2010
November 2010
October 2010
September 2010
August 2010
July 2010
June 2010
May 2010
April 2010
March 2010
February 2010
January 2010
December 2009
November 2009
October 2009
September 2009
August 2009
July 2009
June 2009
May 2009
April 2009
March 2009
February 2009
January 2009
December 2008
November 2008
October 2008
September 2008
August 2008
July 2008
June 2008
May 2008
April 2008
March 2008
February 2008
January 2008
December 2007
November 2007
October 2007
September 2007
August 2007
July 2007
June 2007
May 2007
April 2007
March 2007
February 2007
January 2007
December 2006
November 2006
October 2006
September 2006
August 2006
July 2006
June 2006
May 2006
April 2006
March 2006
February 2006
January 2006
December 2005
April 2005
March 2005
February 2005
January 2005
December 2004
November 2004
October 2004

Blog*Spot Archives
November 2005
October 2005
September 2005
August 2005
July 2005
June 2005
May 2005

Syndication

RSS Feed 2.0
Comments RSS 2.0
WordPress




Hosted by MCS SUBSCRIBE to Capitol Fax Advertise Here Mobile Version Contact Rich Miller