Sunday, March 12, 2006

Let the mud slinging begin

Tim Walberg is taking U.S. Rep. Joe Schwarz to task for accepting campaign contributions from Planned Parenthood, the organization synonymous with legalized abortion and contraception.
Walberg’s campaign for Congress recently began airing radio ads in the 7th District that are telling of a feisty campaign that is begining to unfold leading up to the GOP primary on Aug. 8, which is still 148 days away.
Schwarz, R-Battle Creek, did accept separate $5,000 contributions from Planned Parenthood’s political action committee on Aug. 3 and Aug. 26 of 2004, according to Federal Elections Commission reports available on its Web site.
Click here to view individual contributions made to Schwarz for the 2004 and 2006 election cycles.
Walberg is a former state representative from Tipton here in Lenawee County.
Unlike Schwarz, a large number of Walberg’s 2005 contributions for this year’s campaign are from outside the 7th District and state. Many are the result of fundraising efforts by Club for Growth, which started an anti-Schwarz Web site.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

True: "Unlike Schwarz, a large number of Walberg’s 2005 contributions for this year’s campaign are from outside the 7th District and state."

More True: NONE of Walberg's contributions come from the 7th District. He's totally funded by outside groups.

2:34 AM  
Blogger Allan said...

According to the link you provide, Schwarz got plenty of out-of-state contributions in 2004. In any case, Schwarz is supported by big special interests (just look at the list) and Walberg is supported by average citizens all around the country.

10:39 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What big special interests? The Republican Party?

10:25 AM  
Blogger Allan said...

Look at the list. Schwarz got hundreds of thousands of dollars from big corporations, unions, and political action committees. Incidentally, a casual review of the list shows that tens of thousands from the PACs of out-of-state members of congress.

Obviously, Schwarz has no good arguments for his candidacy. That's why he has to resort to a hypocritical attack on "out-of-state" Americans.

10:09 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hypocritical? How can it be hypocritical to look at where a campaign is funded and make observations on the source of the funds? Money from all over the country typically comes in to a campaign for this high an office. In this case, that is true of both the republicans. It is not that the outside money is bad, it is the fact that it is all the money he has and none of it is from voters. All the schwartz people are doing is saying, walberg does not have any support in his district (other than allan). It is not rocket science and it is not hypocritical. I think "the list" you are talking about probably is the FEC list? If you look at walbergs, it is all one group and all the contributions are from other places. If you look at scwharzs, that is not the case.

5:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Nobody asks that a blogger be unbiased. That's not what blogs are for. But I think it's reasonable to assume that someone should make a reasonable attempt to be fair in their comments.

Allan, you are a partisan in the worst sense of the word. I am an active Republican, and in that sense I am very partisan in support of my party. But you are partisan insofar as you never let the facts get in the way of your arguments. It doesn't matter what the facts are, it doesn't matter what the truth is, you're going to support Walberg, forget everything else.

10:31 AM  

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