Rep. Joe Walsh will switch districts to run in Illinois’ 8th district next year, according to a report in the conservative magazine Human Events.
The Republican is expected to announce the news tonight at an event in downtown Chicago.
The switch would enable him to avoid running against fellow Republican Rep. Randy Hultgren in a primary for the safe Republican 14th district next year. Walsh had first announced he would run for that seat in September.
Vice President Joe Biden waits to conduct a mock swearing-in ceremony with Sen. Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, in the Capitol's Old Senate Chamber, December 2, 2014. Schatz was sworn in to serve the remainder of his term since he was appointed to the seat after Sen. Daniel Inouye, D-Hawaii, passed away.