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Former U.S. Rep. Joe Walsh appears on “Chicago Tonight” on Aug. 19, 2019.

Former Illinois congressman Joe Walsh has filed for the New Hampshire presidential primary, officially giving President Donald Trump two major Republican primary challengers in the early voting state.

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A long shot presidential candidate from Illinois. Our politics team takes on the 2020 presidential election and more in our weekly roundtable.

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In this Nov. 15, 2011, file photo former U.S. Rep. Joe Walsh, R-Ill., gestures during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo / Carolyn Kaster, File)

“Never Trump” Republicans are eager to see the president confront a credible primary adversary. But the party will likely erect structural barriers that make that kind of challenge exceedingly difficult.

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In this Nov. 15, 2011, file photo former U.S. Rep. Joe Walsh, R-Ill., gestures during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo / Carolyn Kaster, File)

Joe Walsh, a former Illinois congressman and tea party favorite turned radio talk show host, announced a challenge Sunday to President Donald Trump for the Republican nomination in 2020.

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Former U.S. Rep. Joe Walsh appears on “Chicago Tonight” on Aug. 19, 2019.

The former tea party Republican congressman wrote an op-ed in the New York Times calling for a primary challenger to take on President Donald Trump in 2020. Joe Walsh on his change of heart.

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Gov. Bruce Rauner delivers his concession speech on Nov. 6, 2018 after being defeated in the general election by Democrat J.B. Pritzker.

President Donald Trump has been vocal on the topic of where the GOP stands, but where do Republicans in Illinois think they’re headed?

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President Donald Trump could begin his second year in office with a government shutdown. An assessment of his first year, and a look ahead.

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Now that the government shutdown is over, the Republican party needs to look towards the 2014 elections. Who are the shining stars? And just how can the GOP fix their perceived messaging problem? We take a look at what's ahead for the Republican party.

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National star of the Republican Party, Joe Walsh, joins us to talk about the state of the GOP in Illinois, and what's next on his agenda.

Tammy Duckworth Beats Joe Walsh

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In one of the most contested races in the nation, the 8th District winner is Tammy Duckworth.

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Campaign supporters wait for results in local Congressional races. Check back here later to watch the web extra videos.

8th District Congressional Forum

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In tonight's Viewer Mail, we have your thoughts about our 8th District Congressional forum last week with candidates Tammy Duckworth and Congressman Joe Walsh.

Watch Web-Extra Press Conferences

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After Chicago Tonight's candidate forum, Rep. Joe Walsh's comments on abortions to save the life of the mother prompt press conferences from both candidates.

8th District

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In our first Congressional Candidate Forum, 8th District candidates Congressman Joe Walsh and challenger Tammy Duckworth spoke with Eddie Arruza live in our studios. Watch the forum here and read our live web chat transcript. After the debate, both candidates answered questions from the media in a press conference. Watch the web extra videos.

Live Stream & Live Web Chat

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In our first Congressional Candidate Forum, 8th District candidates Congressman Joe Walsh and challenger Tammy Duckworth talk with Eddie Arruza, live in our studios.

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Congressman Joe Walsh and opponent Tammy Duckworth face-off in one of the most highly contested congressional races in the country. We break down some of the key issues at the forefront of tonight's 8th District forum.

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