Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Candidates on the ballot

Candidates for congress in the 7th District, which includes Lenawee County, have filed their candidacy, setting up a much anticipated Aug. 8 primary battle in both parties.
Republicans U.S. Rep. Joe Schwarz and former state Rep. Tim Walberg filed 2,000 petitions each.
Democrats Daryl Campbell (1,200), Chuck Ream (1,469), Fred Strack (1,473), and Sharon Renier (1,164) are also officially on the ballot.
Renier won the Democratic nomination in 2004, before losing to Schwarz in the November general election that year.
Schwarz, R-Battle Creek, beat Walberg, R-Tipton, and four other Republicans in a six-man primary in 2004 by securing 28 percent of the vote.
Part of Schwarz's victory was triggered by his moderate views that attracted independents, liberal Republicans and, yes, even Democrats to come out and vote.
During that race, former Adrian Mayor Jim Berryman actively campaigned for Schwarz, further inflaming Lenawee County's hometown candidate, Tim Walberg.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Walberg keeps talking about how Schwarz only got 28 percent of vote, adding that 72 percent voted for someone else. "That's my fishing pond," he once said.

Keep fishing.

What Tim fails to tell us is that he finished 4th in a field of 5 in 2004, meaning that more than 80 percent of those who didn't vote for Schwarz didn't vote for him either.

It's another sad twist of the facts.

8:30 PM  

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