Joe Walsh Settles Child Support Dispute With Ex-Wife

Rep. Joe Walsh (R-IL) and his ex-wife released a joint statement today saying they had reached a settlement of her claim that the freshman Congressman owed her $117,000 in unpaid child support. The terms of the settlement were not disclosed Since the couple divorced in December 2002, Walsh’s ex-wife repeatedly went to court to force him to pay and asked the court to garnish his wages. Child support payments are currently being deducted from Walsh’s Congressional paychecks. Walsh faces an uphill re-election fight this November against former Assistant Secretary of Veterans Affairs Tammy Duckworth (D).