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Walsh Trying To Settle Child Support Case

The Chicago Tribune reports Congressman Joe Walsh is trying to settle a dispute over child support payments with his ex-wife.

A lawyer for Republican Congressman Joe Walsh's ex-wife told a judge Tuesday that Walsh is trying to come to a settlement over a dispute about child support, the Chicago Tribune reported.

Walsh is currently running for re-election in the 8th Congressional District. 

Walsh had three children with his ex-wife Laura. She has alleged in court papaers that Walsh owes about $117,000 in child support, the Chicago Tribune reported. The newspaper reported that Laura Walsh's attorney asked a judge to continue the case to April 10 because the parties are working toward a settlement.

In October Walsh stated that he "did in fact pay his share of the education costs for all of his children to attend Catholic school; ."

Walsh was elected to represent the 8th Congressional District in November 2010 when he defeated incumbent Democrat Melissa Bean.

The 8th Congressional District was substantially changed in redistricting. A detailed, interactive map can be viewed on the Illinois State Board of Elections website.

John Walsh March 09, 2012 at 02:17 PM
He said - she said....look which way the judge says. Betcha it's closer to what she said than he said.
Debbie March 09, 2012 at 03:07 PM
I just don't understand why people follow this guy. Aren't there other good candidates?

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