Saturday, July 15, 2006

Campaign war chests almost even

U.S. Rep. Joe Schwarz has just $14,000 more campaign cash on hand than his GOP primary challenger Tim Walberg.
Schwarz's campaign reported having raised $433,000 in the past three months with $409,000 left to spend between now and the Aug. 7 primary.
Walberg trails just behind the incumbent with $395,000 cash in arsenal, having raised $236,000 this quarter.
My conservative message of defending traditional marriage, reducing the size of government, and protecting the right to life is catching fire, Walberg said in a statement to The Adrian Insider.
Schwarz got a big $137,00 boost from U.S. Sen. John McCain's efforts at a fundraiser in Jackson last month.
Schwarz is brining in the heavy hitters from Washington to raise money and gain media attention in effort to beat Walberg and sail easily in the November election in the heavily Republican 7th District.
"Grassroots Republicans are rejecting Congressman Schwarz and uniting behind Walberg’s philosophy of lower taxes, less government and traditional values," Walberg's campaign said in the statement.
Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, R-Ga., came to Marshall in eastern Calhoun County last night and raised $35,000 for Schwarz.
Sen. Chuck Hagel, R-Neb., will be in Jackson on Monday with Schwarz for a ecomonic roundtable.
Hagel, Gingrich and McCain are each said to be considering 2008 presidential bids.
Schwarz ran McCain's 2000 presidential campaign in which he won Michigan, but eventually lost his party's nomination to George W. Bush.
McCain's victory has fueled the state Republican and Democratic parties to agree to hold "semi-open" primaries in 2008 to stop Dems from voting for, presumably, McCain.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

well the just posted results and Schwarz has $389,000 vs. Walberg's $397,000 of cash on hand. This will be a barn-burner with a challenger having this kind of resources. And it looks like $155,000 of Schwarz's money is general election money is general election money, so Schwarz really only has $235,000 or so cash on hand for the primary - WOW! Walberg continues to surge ahead.

7:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Go to and look at where Walbergs cash is coming from. It's not from the 7th!

He's a wholly owned pawn of Club for Growth and backed by fat-cat do-nothings from all over the U.S.

I'd rather have my Congressman represent me. I'm voting for Joe Schwarz.

10:54 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

...and neither is Schwarz's... over 60% of Schwarz's money is from special interest PAC's; like anti-free market public employee unions and pro-choice PAC's... I'm voting for Tim Walberg, he'll represent our districts values in Washington...

5:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If Walbergs conservative message is "catching fire," why are all of his campaign funds coming from out of state? Sounds to me like he can't even light a candle in the 7th District. He's out of touch with the voters here and he won't represent us in Washington.

10:17 PM  

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