MCHENRY - Joe Walsh fans have their work cut out for them over the next 28 days. Washington DC-based Roll Call lists Congressman Joe Walsh (IL-8th) as the only member of the Illinois congressional delegate that's very unlikely to return to Congress in 2013. They listed the top 10 most unlikely to be re-elected next month. Four of the suggested non-returns are Democrat and the other six - of which Walsh is listed - are Republicans. Here's how Roll Call puts it:
Joe Walsh (R-Ill.)- 1st term (49 percent)
Walsh would be ranked higher on this list except that national Republicans recently reserved TV time in the Democratic-leaning suburban Chicago district where he is running for re-election. That indicates they have seen - and believe - polling that shows Walsh might actually still be in the race against Democrat Tammy Duckworth. Still, it is more likely Walsh will not return to the 113th Congress. If he were to somehow pull out a victory, it would be almost as much of a surprise as his 2010 victory. Almost.