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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.

Walsh Trying To Settle Child Support Case

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.

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