He's not a deadbeat dad. Victim of a pretty massive smear campaign? Yes. Deadbeat dad? Nope.
He managed to get dragged to court over a ton of unpaid child support, which he eventually settled. Sounds pretty deadbeat to me. His problems with it have been in the local news for over a year, including on a conservative talk stations.
I honestly had never heard of him prior to this thread
This doesn't surprise me. Not because he's unknown; this race has had a national profile all year and Walsh has been an outspoken firebrand in Congress. But because you usually don't really know a lot about stuff, especially what's going on in politics.
There's some serious mudslinging going on there.
Welcome to congressional races?
Duckworth is running in a district pretty much build (during redistricting) to give her the job. I like her but if she can't pull it off this year, she doesn't deserve to have it.