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Duckworth and Walsh launch verbal spitballs as race heads to finish line

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Tammy Duckworth and Joe Walsh continue to lock horns as they battle for the 8th congressional seat in the closing days of the election.

On Saturday, GOP candidate Walsh ridiculed Democrat Duckworth as a vessel of "mean people named Axelrod, Emanuel and Durbin," while she hit back at him for telling voters nothing but "lies" in the suburbs' hottest congressional fight.

Both candidates in the 8th Congressional District entered the final weekend before Tuesday's election, continuing to hurl verbal spitballs at one another and bearing down on their all-important, get-out-the-vote ground games.

Walsh began the day at his Schaumburg headquarters revving up 120 or so supporters, some of whom signed their names with felt-tip pens on his campaign's 1984 Winnebago before spending Saturday going door to door on his behalf.

"You are walking for a candidate today who's running against a candidate who had a district drawn for her, a district drawn for her by powerful mean people named Axelrod, and Emanuel and Durbin," Walsh shouted, eliciting a chorus of boos at his reference to presidential advisor David Axelrod, Mayor Rahm Emanuel and U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.)

Dave McKinney reports in today's Chicago Sun-Times: 8th congressional race

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