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.
Terri Henderson, 6, center, whose mother is El Salvador, attends a rally with members of Congress at Union Station's Columbus Circle to announce the Restore Opportunity, Strengthen, and Improve the Economy (ROSIE) Act on July 29, 2014. The legislation provides incentives for government contractors to pay a living wage and other benefits that would help low-income workers.