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  • 8th District Rep. Joe Walsh returns to his Cannon House office after an early morning GOP breakfast meeting in Washington D.C.

       8th District Rep. Joe Walsh returns to his Cannon House office after an early morning GOP breakfast meeting in Washington D.C.
    Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

  • Illinois Congressman Joe Walsh, of McHenry, in his Cannon House office.

       Illinois Congressman Joe Walsh, of McHenry, in his Cannon House office.
    Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

  • Congressman Joe Walsh prefers to walk outside to get from building to building rather than use the tunnels connecting buildings to the Capitol.

       Congressman Joe Walsh prefers to walk outside to get from building to building rather than use the tunnels connecting buildings to the Capitol.
    Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

  • Rep. Joe Walsh is greeted by constituent Rachel Lipke of Northbrook for a meeting with her and representatives from the Special Olympics Illinois and Best Buddies on March 2. Lipke approached Walsh while he was campaigning in Palatine and he remembered their conversation.

       Rep. Joe Walsh is greeted by constituent Rachel Lipke of Northbrook for a meeting with her and representatives from the Special Olympics Illinois and Best Buddies on March 2. Lipke approached Walsh while he was campaigning in Palatine and he remembered their conversation.
    Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

  • Congressman Joe Walsh calls a constituent on his way from a meeting with the Committee on Homeland Security to his Cannon House office in Washington D.C. Walsh says he tries to call between five and 10 constituents a day on his cell phone.

       Congressman Joe Walsh calls a constituent on his way from a meeting with the Committee on Homeland Security to his Cannon House office in Washington D.C. Walsh says he tries to call between five and 10 constituents a day on his cell phone.
    Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

  • Senior Legislative Assistant Zach Stone relays a message to Illinois Congressman Joe Walsh during a meeting with the Committee on Homeland Security March 2 in Washington D.C.

       Senior Legislative Assistant Zach Stone relays a message to Illinois Congressman Joe Walsh during a meeting with the Committee on Homeland Security March 2 in Washington D.C.
    Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

  • 8th District Congressman Joe Walsh walks to his Cannon House office after a GOP breakfast meeting.

       8th District Congressman Joe Walsh walks to his Cannon House office after a GOP breakfast meeting.
    Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

  • 8th District Congressman Joe Walsh jokes around with staff in between meetings.

       8th District Congressman Joe Walsh jokes around with staff in between meetings.
    Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

  • Congressman Joe Walsh Washington in his Cannon House office in Washington D.C. A Vietnam veteran gave him the flag that hangs behind him.

       Congressman Joe Walsh Washington in his Cannon House office in Washington D.C. A Vietnam veteran gave him the flag that hangs behind him.
    Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

  • 8th District Rep. Joe Walsh, of McHenry, takes a phone call inbetween meetings in his Cannon House office in Washington D.C.

       8th District Rep. Joe Walsh, of McHenry, takes a phone call inbetween meetings in his Cannon House office in Washington D.C.
    Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

  • Inside the chamber for a meeting with the Committee on Homeland Security. Illinois congressman Joe Walsh is a member of the committee.

       Inside the chamber for a meeting with the Committee on Homeland Security. Illinois congressman Joe Walsh is a member of the committee.
    Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

  • Illinois congressman Joe Walsh listens to briefs before attending a meeting with the Committee on Homeland Security on Wednesday, March 2 in Washington D.C.

       Illinois congressman Joe Walsh listens to briefs before attending a meeting with the Committee on Homeland Security on Wednesday, March 2 in Washington D.C.
    Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

  • Illinois Congressman Joe Walsh meets with Senior Legislative Assistant Zach Stone before attending a meeting with the Committee on Homeland Security on Wednesday, March 2 in Washington D.C.

       Illinois Congressman Joe Walsh meets with Senior Legislative Assistant Zach Stone before attending a meeting with the Committee on Homeland Security on Wednesday, March 2 in Washington D.C.
    Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

  • Illinois congressman Joe Walsh meets with Legislative Correspondent Aindriu Colgan, right, and his Chief of Staff, Justin Roth, left, in his Cannon House office in Washington D.C.

       Illinois congressman Joe Walsh meets with Legislative Correspondent Aindriu Colgan, right, and his Chief of Staff, Justin Roth, left, in his Cannon House office in Washington D.C.
    Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

  • 8th District Rep. Joe Walsh, left, chats with 14th district congressman Randy Hultgren in the hallway of the Cannon House Office building in Washington, D.C. Both men are freshmen and have offices just a few doors away from another.

       8th District Rep. Joe Walsh, left, chats with 14th district congressman Randy Hultgren in the hallway of the Cannon House Office building in Washington, D.C. Both men are freshmen and have offices just a few doors away from another.
    Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

  • 8th District Congressman Joe Walsh video records Facebook answers to questions from constituents. He does this once a week, and his staff says he's received compliments from House Speaker John Boehner on the practice.

       8th District Congressman Joe Walsh video records Facebook answers to questions from constituents. He does this once a week, and his staff says he's received compliments from House Speaker John Boehner on the practice.
    Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

  • Congressman Joe Walsh sits in a Homeland Security Committee meeting on Wednesday, March 2.

       Congressman Joe Walsh sits in a Homeland Security Committee meeting on Wednesday, March 2.
    Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

  • Congressman Joe Walsh sits in a Homeland Security Committee meeting on Wednesday, March 2.

       Congressman Joe Walsh sits in a Homeland Security Committee meeting on Wednesday, March 2.
    Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

  • 8th District Rep. Joe Walsh, of McHenry, high fives high school student LeeTal Gabel, Aliza Jaffe, left, and two others involved with the Write On for Israel program connected to the Jewish United Fun/Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago. Walsh asked the students how he compared to the other Congressmen they'd visited that day in Washington, D.C. "Oh, you're definitely the coolest," Gabel told him. Walsh beamed.

       8th District Rep. Joe Walsh, of McHenry, high fives high school student LeeTal Gabel, Aliza Jaffe, left, and two others involved with the Write On for Israel program connected to the Jewish United Fun/Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago. Walsh asked the students how he compared to the other Congressmen they'd visited that day in Washington, D.C. "Oh, you're definitely the coolest," Gabel told him. Walsh beamed.
    Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

  • Illinois congressman Joe Walsh does a phone interview with Chicago's WIND 560 AM on March 1 from his Washington, D.C. office.

       Illinois congressman Joe Walsh does a phone interview with Chicago's WIND 560 AM on March 1 from his Washington, D.C. office.
    Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

  • Illinois congressman Joe Walsh wraps up a phone call with a constituent in his office in Washington D.C.

       Illinois congressman Joe Walsh wraps up a phone call with a constituent in his office in Washington D.C.
    Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

 

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