Sunday, June 11, 2006

McCain raises $137K for Schwarz

The Jackson Citizen Patriot is reporting today that Arizona Senator John McCain raised $137,000 for Congressman Joe Schwarz's re-election coffers Saturday during a "smooze" event with GOP donors in Jackson.
Schwarz is a Battle Creek physician facing a tough Aug. 8 GOP primary challenger Tim Walberg, a former state rep from Lenawee County's Tipton.
Walberg raised $179,361 between January and March, the Adrian Insider first reported April 17.
Walberg's war chest is being mostly funded with the support of Club for Growth, a Washington, D.C. group that promotes and raises money for anti-tax, anti-big goverment candidates from both parties.
Club for Growth is helping Walberg question Schwarz's centrist leaning with a Web site,
Retired Congressman Nick Smith, R-Addison, and Hal Ziegler, a former state rep and senator who served Lenawee County, were reportedly in attendance of the Schwarz/McCain event, according state GOP Chairman Saul Anuzis' blog.
Schwarz beat Walberg and Smith's son, Brad, in a six-man GOP primary in 2004, when the Hillsdale County farmer retired after six terms.
July 15 is when the next quarterly deadline for campaign finance reports are due to the Federal Election Commission.
Check back later with The Adrian Insider for updates on the 7th District GOP primary showdown between Schwarz and Walberg.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Someone from Schwarz's campaign stopped by my home in Jackson Co. yesterday. Very informative brochure, definately won me over for the primary.

10:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

An event like the McCain one sure puts a perspective on the money issue of the race. Walberg spent months pulling in money from out of state and Schwarz was able to exceed it in the matter of a day with local support.

10:32 AM  
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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Speaking of Walberg, when is he going to change his comparison of the week? I think it has been up for a few months now, but he has only chagned it once. He should change the name of it to "Comparison of the Every-other-Month."

What is going on in that race? All that seems to be happening is the newspapers calling it a "hot race" but there really is no action there. It sure seems like the Senate race is shaping up to be more interesting with Zanstra falling out and Buchard and Butler wrestling for the nomination.

12:27 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Agreed. This is looking more like a turkey shoot. I think the media is just trying to build it up because they can't think of anything better to report on.

11:14 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Their is no race in the 7th. So far its just qualifyihg, Only one driver has qualified--Joe Schwarz

12:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

People are dreaming if they think Walberg will roll over now. He has a ton of Club for Growth money in the bank and no qualms about getting nasty with ads. I expect to see a really nasty attack start real soon and it will do no one any good except to soothe Walberg's raging ego.

I also remember seeing in the battle creek enquirer blog a few months ago their editor talking about Walberg's campaign mananger. The story was he pulled out a tasteless, racially charged ad in a state senate campaign he was running a few years ago. So, with the two of them running the show, look for the worst and be sure to vote it down in the primary.

10:09 PM  
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