By a margin of 291 votes out of more than 200,000 cast, GOP challenger Joe Walsh emerged Tuesday as the winner over U.S. Rep. Melissa Bean in their nail-biting 8th District congressional race.Anne Leary lets out a "Yip, yip, yip, yip YAHOO"
Bean, a three-term Democrat, made the results official late Tuesday, conceding the contest after calling Walsh to congratulate him on his upset victory.
Walsh, a Tea Party-backed conservative, led Bean by 347 votes at the beginning of the day, but absentee and provisional ballots tallied Tuesday narrowed that margin to less than two-tenths of a percent.
...So, I take great pride in my posts--you can't go home again as Congresswoman, Melissa Bean.I think she is pretty happy about that win, wouldn't you say?
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And frankly, Joe Walsh ran with guts and wit. And earned some staunch supporters.