Submitted by Mr. sardonicus
In the 8th District, Tammy Duckworth defeated incumbent Joe Walsh in an expensive and bitter campaign.
The race was one of the most hotly contested, most expensive and close-watched congressional contests in the nation, and the negative ads were flying.
“They were horrible, and they are why we do not need super PACs in politics. I have opposed to them on both sides. They all need to go. They drown out the voices of the individual person, the individual voter and that’s the most important voice,” Duckworth said.