The barrage of TV ads in the highly contentious, nationally followed 8th Congressional District just took another turn with new ads from Tammy Duckworth as well as a pro-Joe Walsh ad from the National Republican Campaign Committee.
Duckworth's ad attacks U.S. Rep. Joe Walsh, calling him "too extreme" and "uncompromising" as a Tea Party member. The ad comes after a Republican SuperPac spent more than $1 million in two ads buys hammering Duckworth.
"I'm very disappointed Ms. Duckworth has decided to go negative more than a month before the election. It just shows that her campaign is desperate and she will say and do anything to get elected," Walsh said in a statement.
"Her accusation that I will raise taxes on the middle class is a complete lie," he added.
The Republican ad is not exactly soft. It lambasts Duckworth a tax cheat and shows slow-motion images of Rod Blagojevich, who appointed her to a state post.
Here's the ads