Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Renier back for more

An organic farmer from Munith who supports gun rights is seeking the Democratic nomination in the 7th District Congressional primary.
Sharon Renier is getting into the race again to take on the winner of the Aug. 8 Republican primary between incumbent U.S. Rep. Joe Schwarz and former state Rep. Tim Walberg, R-Tipton.
Schwarz, R-Battle Creek, beat Renier in the mostly conservative district’s 2004 general election with 58 percent of the vote. Some have called Renier more conservative than the moderate Schwarz. She hopes to raise and spend $1 million on the campaign.
Fred Strack, a 46-year-old Navy veteran and Ford Motor Co. employee from Dexter, is expected to announce his candidacy against Renier Monday in Battle Creek.
Chuck Ream, a Scio Township trustee, also is running on the Democratic ticket. He’s well known in Washtenaw County for failed attempts to legalize marijuana and his successful efforts to preserve green space.
Daryl Campbell of Jackson also is runing for the Democratic nomination. He does not have a Web site yet.
David Horn, 30, of Jackson is running on the Constitution Party ticket.
Renier beat Douglas Wilson of Oxford and Drew Walker of Battle Creek in the August 2004 primary.
Walker was backed by many Lenawee Democrats, including former state Rep. Doug Spade, D-Adrian, and Adrian attorney James Daly.


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