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Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn calls outspoken Rep. Joe Walsh "the worst congressman in America."

The Democratic governor didn't mention Walsh by name Wednesday, but he was talking about congressional candidate Tammy Duckworth's opponent. She's running against Walsh, a Republican from McHenry.

Quinn didn't explain his assessment, but Walsh has been criticized for a series of comments. They include saying Duckworth talks too much about the injuries she suffered while serving in the military.

In response, Walsh's campaign says Quinn is the nation's worst governor and should focus on the state's budget problems.

The governor also goofed during his speech when he said "Obama" is dead. After a few seconds of confusion from the audience, Quinn corrected himself to say that Osama bin Laden is dead.

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