Walsh ahead of Bean in undecided 8th District race

November 2, 2010 (BARRINGTON, Ill.)

Bean is a three-term incumbent who out-raised her opponent by more than four times the amount of money. The Bean camp seemed stunned by the tight results election night.

Walsh faced controversy and the national Republican Party wrote off the race, deciding instead to put money into other local Republican candidates. But Walsh has had the support of the local tea party and he is also benefiting from the anti-Democrat and anti-incumbent feeling around the country.

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