Thursday, July 06, 2006

Schwarz taking heat for gay & lesbian group endorsement

"It's time for Joe Schwarz to come out of the political closet."
That's the message of Gary Glenn, chairman of the Campaign for Michigan Families, The Jackson Citizen Patriot reported today.
Glenn is demanding that Schwarz release answers to a questionnaire he claims the freshman congressman had to have taken to get the endorsement of Triangle Pride political action committee in Detroit, Log Cabin Republicans and the Human Rights Campaign, all gay rights groups.
Triangle PAC misspelled Schwarz's name as "Schwartz" on its endorsement website.
Schwarz's chief spokesman said no such questionnaire exists and that the Battle Creek Republican's re-election campaign is no affiliated directly with the groups.
"They may have endorsed him, but he didn't fill out a questionnaire," John Truscott, Schwarz campaign spokesman, told the Citizen Patriot for a story today. "There's absolutely been no contact with the group."
Tim Walberg, the lone Republican challenger for Schwarz in Aug. 8 primary, brought up Schwarz's endorsement from Pride PAC in the 2004.
Campaign for Michigan Families, based in Midland, has endorsed Walberg, a former state representative from Tipton.
Schwarz beat Walberg and four other Republicans in that contest.
Pride PAC has not yet made an endorsement for Lenawee County's state representative seats in the 57th and 65th District.


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