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Democratic nominee to be congressman Walsh's first serious challeng in 10 years
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Rep. James Walsh, a nine-term congressman, will have to step up his game in the race for Congress as Dem. Dan Maffei will be the first to seriously challenge him within the last 10 years of his incumbency
As a senior member of the Appropriations Committee, Walsh worked hard to bring in a large amount of federal money to the 25th district, Gage said. Walsh is also chairman of the Subcommittee on Military Quality Life and Veterans Affairs, chairman of the Friends of Ireland and a supporter of the "Newborn and Infant Screening and Intervention Program Act."
"We know we have to pour every dime and breath of effort into it but with
somebody like Dan we really want to do it," said Sam Eschenbrenner, a senior political science major and intern for the Maffei campaign.