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Walsh Asks Duckworth To "Have Some Class," Stop Running "Deadbeat Dad" Ad

By Chuck Sudo in News on Oct 22, 2012 10:20PM

Illinois Rep. Joe Walsh (left) and his Democratic opponent, Tammy Duckworth. (Official photos)

Rep. Joe Walsh apparently has no problem with the $2.5 million negative ad buy intended to "bury" his opponent Tammy Duckworth in the weeks leading to the Nov. 6 general election. But Walsh won't cotton to the ad below from Duckworth's campaign reminding voters of his back child support payments.

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Walsh lashed out at Duckworth, calling the ad "absolutely dirty" and that Duckworth "have some class" and pull the ads from rotation, calling it a personal matter that could hurt his children

Walsh's ex-wife Laura sued sued for over $117,000 in back child support in July 2011 in a story that made national headlines because of Walsh's constant preaching of fiscal responsibility. Walsh later said he had a "verbal agreement" with his ex-wife not to pay child support before the two came to an agreement in April where, in a joint statement, they said "we now agree that Joe is not and was not a ‘deadbeat dad’ and does not owe child support.”