Doesn’t really matter. He got the remap shaft and is probably gonna end up running against another Republican (Hultgren).
Club for Growth is backing him but it’s mostly Hultgren’s district.
Former State Senator versus this guy (solid conservative but iffy personal history), I can’t see Hultgren losing.
How is this news surprising? We knew that Walsh was a deadbeat since the campaign (he had his condo foreclosed, tax liens on other properties for non-payment, and didn’t pay his campaign staffers their salary), and he almost lost in a heavily GOP district despite the huge GOP wave. And, as you said, he got shafted in redistricting and was going to be a one-termer anyways. Maybe he can get a cable TV show after his one term in Congress, but aside from that possibility he’ll never again make enough money to pay off his 9-year child-support debt, so his ex-wife is smart to sue now instead of waiting until he loses reelection and has already pissed away all the money he made.
This should be a cautionary tale for us: just because someone is eloquent and says all the right things does not mean that he or she is a good candidate. (I was going to say that Walsh is a male version of Christine O’Donnell, but I just remembered that in the DE GOP Senate primary threads I had described O’Donnell as a female version of Walsh.)
I think that Rep. Walsh will win the primary. Republican primaries are usually won by the most conservative candidate, and Walsh is more conservative than Hultgren.