Both Democratic candidates for Congress in the 8th District threw down the gauntlet this week, challenging each other to reject support from so-called super PACs — political action committees that can raise and spend unlimited funds to influence elections.
But as Raja Krishnamoorthi and Tammy Duckworth try to lay claim to the high road, along comes a liberal super PAC that could lend a big hand to the eventual primary election victor by targeting 8th District Republican incumbent Joe Walsh of McHenry in the Nov. 6 general election.
While Duckworth and Krishnamoorthi challenge each other on accepting Pac funds, Joe Walsh is out there holding town halls, hearing constituents, and connecting with voters of all sorts of stripes and labels. The guys a tireless campaigner. Pacs will make the primary and general noisey, but bring it on, the issues and quality of the candidate will decide.