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Joe Walsh came out of nowhere with the tea party surge in 2010, a central casting congressman from Illinois who was great at getting attention. He lost his seat fast, and stayed relevant on the radio and above all on Twitter. Now he’s running for president; he and I texted Wednesday morning.