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Democrats,Catholics Protest Outside Walsh Office

Group delivers letter decrying having a "deadbeat" dad as a representative of the state.

Members of a newly formed group, the Northern Illinois chapter of Progressive Democrats of America, together with Catholics United held a protest at Congressman's Joe Walsh's office Saturday, July 30 in Fox Lake.

About 25 people attended the protest.

"The purpose was to express our distaste with a deadbeat dad representing the 8th Congressional district," said group member Steve Williams of Lake Villa. 

The Sun-Times reported that Walsh allegedly owes $117,000 in child support to his former wife for the care of their three children.

"The two protest groups were brought together by a Facebook message posted by a group member about having state representatives serve as role models for our children," Williams said. "This issue with Congressman Walsh is something that is a common concern for members of both groups."

The group delivered a signed letter explaining their concerns to Walsh's office. 

According to Williams, Walsh's staff initially kept the doors locked but opened them once media such as the Daily Herald, WGN, and WABC arrived. 

Walsh was not at the office at the time of the protest.

Patch was unable to reach Walsh for a responsel.

Sully August 02, 2011 at 08:46 PM
From what I've seen, the Lake County tea party, as a member organization of the tea party patriots, is a 501c4. I don't know about the FIN. In all honesty, I'm not completely clear on how FIN really works.
Brad Faxton August 02, 2011 at 08:55 PM
Doing many searches and the ref'ing the article above, reveals the TPP haven't filed the right paperwork (yet) and their mandatory required published financials haven't been made available to the IRS. Certainly odd that LJ claims no affiliation with TPP. If checks are being written to LCTP and pocketed by *SOMEONE*, there has to be record of where the $ is going. *shrug*
Rich August 02, 2011 at 09:36 PM
Homer has read with some amusement, the comments on this article. I give credit to Sully, Softball and Brad for their taking the local tea party leadership to task. In the end, the tea party subscribes to circular logic. They enjoy not being accountable. When they say put the check register online and they will not ask for anything else, they then ask for everything else. When they say have an investigation, they are not satisfied with the results and want more investigations. When it is said they associate with other tea party groups with backers such as the Kock brothers or wealthy republican operatives, they say they are grass roots and do not associate with the other groups.But, we all know they back Walsh and they cannot hide from that simple fact. To endorse and support this deadbeat is enough to let Homer know that the tea party is just plain wrong. Wrong for D46, wrong for my village, wrong for my country.
Femia August 07, 2011 at 09:35 PM
Dear Mr. Walsh, this message is for you: please please do not, do not leave any messages in my answering machine. You are a despicable, disgusting human being or are you even a human being? I do not subscribe to you form of beliefs so please keep you dirty politics to yourself!
Sully August 07, 2011 at 10:27 PM
Dear Fernia, You will obey the mandates of the tea party as put forth by ALEC (American Legislative Exchange Council) and the Koch Brothers. Resistance is futile. You will be assimilated into the collective conscious.* Your friend, Joe *special thanks to Star Trek, the Next Generation

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