Joe Walsh, senator?
The outspoken Illinois congressman, who was defeated in November by Democrat Tammy Duckworth, held his final town hall meeting this weekend and mused, per the Arlington Heights Daily Herald, "It'd be kind of fun to run against Dick Durbin, wouldn't it?"
Though the Daily Herald reports that Walsh later said he was only kidding about challenging the state's senior senator, who's up for reelection in 2014, the tea party favorite did leave the door open for a potential challenge to Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn (also up in two years), or another congressional run:
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