Saturday, October 28, 2006

Pollster: $50K in TV ads would give Renier victory


Tim Walberg may be out fundraising Sharon Renier 26-to-1, but just $50,000 and some network airtime would help Renier beat Walberg on Nov. 7, one pollster is suggesting.
Lansing pollster Ed Sarpolus of EPIC/MRA told the Jackson Citizen Patriot that Renier could pull an upset if she had at least $50,000 for network television spots.
Walberg is embroiled in a controversy over a campaign official who quit after the Citizen Patriot reported his guilty plea for beating his foster child in August.
"She needs the money to tell the story," Sarpolus told the Jackson paper's Susan J. Demas. "But it's so late in the race, the Democrats have to find the money quickly."
Walberg is now running an attack TV ad against Renier, paid for by the National Republican Congressional Committee.
Michigan's 7th District is one of 33 races the national committee is pouring last-minute cash into to secure victory.
Walberg's supporters appear concerned that Renier could ride a wave anti-Republicanism the national media believes is spreading across the country.
Club for Growth has renewed its call for cash for Walberg, moving him up to the No. 2 candidate spot on its website.

In other news, Sharon Renier has made significant improvements to her website. The biggest new feature if a PDF file of U.S. Rep. Joe Schwarz's Federal Elections Commission complaint against Club for Growth and Tim Walberg about alleged campaign law violations.

8 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Walberg's supporters appear concerned that Renier could ride a wave anti-Republicanism the national media believes is spreading across the country.
Club for Growth has renewed its call for cash for Walberg, moving him up to the No. 2 candidate spot on its website."

If there is an "anti-GOP" movement, has it's roots right here in the 7th. Walberg should be the poster child for the "Anti-GOP" movement, he's alienated nearly every GOP leader in the District and state. CFG is hellbent on destroying the GOP from within and is one of the root problems for the GOP. We need to do everything we can to ensure Walberg and CFG are soundly defeated across the board.

It's ironic that he labeled Schwarz a RINO. Schwarz had the support of every GOP leader in the state, Walberg has none. Look's like he is the true RINO now with only token support.

Walberg is trashing the good names of many Republican with his pointless campaign of lying, and mudslinging. Remember, only around 8 percent of the District voters actually voted for him in August.

Set party politics aside and Vote Renier! Enought is enough! Vote for integrity.

She is honest, industrious and has the best interest of ALL the 7th District. She will listen, she will represent us. Walberg will march to his own agenda and that of CFG.

He can't and shouldn't represent us.

9:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Enough of this setting party politics aside and vote for Renier. All you Schwarz supporters are playing right into the Democrats hand. What happens if she does win? We'll have an inexperienced chicken farmer that supports gay marriage, illegal immigration, and nationalized health care. Is that what you really want? If Renier wins this seat, what will you be saying in 2 years when Schwarz takes her on? Will she still be "honest, industrious, and has the best interests of ALL the 7th District"?

8:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OMFG...

To quote:
"We'll have an inexperienced chicken farmer that supports gay marriage, illegal immigration, and nationalized health care. Is that what you really want?"

To reply:
Well, two years ago, we had a farmer as a representative. I for one could trust he earned his keep working the fields raising crops. Right now we have a career public servant who also moonlights as a doctor. If Walberg wins, we have a door to door Bible salesman, (puns abound--low hanging fruit ain't my fare), who eked out a victory using wedge issues and little substance. Homophobia, race baiting, and, apparently your home run scare tactic--health care for all living, breathing PEOPLE, won't work with me.

I have no problem with the fact that gay men and women, my relatives, friends, professional associates, all the like, want to get married like me. Big deal. Are you serious? Gina and Betty want to get hitched and my Congressman should care? You have misjudged me. I vote GOP and I vote in every primary and your assessment of the average GOP primary voter may be dead on, but cha got ME pegged all wrong. And my homo-accepting friends who don't vote in our little "club" in August do vote in November. And it is painfully obvious what they think of Mr. Walberg. He is a Freudian freak and I'd wager a buck that of all the people in this great nation, no one was sorrier to see that Foley guy from FL get the boot than Walberg. (Just a hunch, no proof, but I will keep asking around to all the alter boys he every worked with...)

Now, illegal immigration--beware any politician who says the solution to a multi-billion dollar, multi-million person problem is simple. This issue is full of "nuance and degree" to quote the esteemed Mr./Dr. Schwarz. When some moron comes along and says, "first you build a great big wall, and then you deal with all the other stuff," I think of that dude, standing around the fire pit, sucking on a Stroh’s, usually the guy who brought the obnoxious chick. He gets a beer or two in him and starts running his mouth about all the complex issues of the day and somehow manages to sum each and every one of them up into a, "Dude, first you gotta...." type solution. If you dig deep enough, you come to understand that this guy thinks blacks should not date whites, "beaners" should stick to cooking good food, picking grapes and cleaning hotel rooms, and "them people" should "go back ta where they come frum." (These are actual quotes, no names to protect the idiots, but Walberg has never been known to drink Stroh’s nor have I ever been at a campfire with him, so I make no claim he ever has used the "beaner" slur.) Point is, we have a big problem with our borders, but we will not come to a resolution unless we address the issue of Mexican citizens and their DESIRE to WORK.

Finally, health care. Should the average American be really fearful that their neighbors might end up with, "a doctor?" Or, "a prescription plan?" Or, holy crap, "preventative medicine?" Is this really the end of the world if we all were able to see a doctor when we felt sick? Is it that much of a stretch to think that we can give each and every American the ability to get medical care when they need it? The basic human necessities have been food and shelter for a long time. Why can't we add health care in there at some point?

And to go back to quoting the last post:

"If Renier wins this seat..."

IF? IF is so close I can smell it. IF is one more day of Tim Walberg thinking he can glide along on the republican "wave" of popularity which is sweeping the nation. IF is one more day of the people finding out about Walberg's hypocrisy, his lying and his malicious misrepresentations of his opponents. IF could be a matter of a few more "Schwarz supporters". Good, staunch republicans like me who think the direction Walberg leads us is sick and wrong and divisive at exactly the moment we need to move forward. Less hate, more understanding. More bridges, less walls. Progression vs. Regression. I will vote for Schwarz and I don't give a second thought to it. IF Walberg loses as a result, the vote will be one-thousand times more satisfying.

12:59 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Walberg is a complete loser. Everyone in the GOP is distancing themselves from him. He's morally challenged, a pathological liar and doesn't represent the "values" of the 7th District.

I'd rather have an honest player, even if it is a democrat, in the seat. Put down the Walberg Kool-Aid and you'll see that an embarassment he is to the GOP and to common sense.

Walberg has voted NO and in the minority in nearly every vote in the State House. He doesn't stand for anything, just opposes everything.

2:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"I vote GOP and I vote in every primary and your assessment of the average GOP primary voter may be dead on, but cha got ME pegged all wrong."

No, I don't. There isn't one thing in your post that indicates you are a Republican. Face it, you're a RINO.

"I'd wager a buck that of all the people in this great nation, no one was sorrier to see that Foley guy from FL get the boot than Walberg. (Just a hunch, no proof, but I will keep asking around to all the alter boys he every worked with...)"

Baptists do not have alter boys.

"I think of that dude, standing around the fire pit, sucking on a Stroh’s, usually the guy who brought the obnoxious chick. He gets a beer or two in him and starts running his mouth about all the complex issues of the day and somehow manages to sum each and every one of them up into a, "Dude, first you gotta...."

Are you refering to me? Are you insinuating that I am some kind of racist because I think people ought to abide by immigration laws? Because I think people who are in this country illegally should not be given drivers licenses or qualify for Social Security benefits? I don't know who you are talking about. It's just more blather to detract from the fact that you did not answer one single question I asked you. So I'll ask you again. If Renier wins this seat, what will you be saying in 2 years when Schwarz takes her on?

"Should the average American be really fearful that their neighbors might end up with, "a doctor?" Or, "a prescription plan?" Or, holy crap, "preventative medicine?" "

The average American is not fearful that their neighbor might end up with medical insurance. The average American is fearful that the federal government, which means you and me, will get stuck with the tab. Are you willing to become like Canada, France, Germany
that have income tax rates in excess of 40%? Do you really want the federal government overseeing your health care? Thanks but no thanks.

"Good, staunch republicans like me..."

Now that is funny. You're right. You're not a RINO. You're a Democrat.

8:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"I have no problem with the fact that gay men and women, my relatives, friends, professional associates, all the like, want to get married like me."

You may not, but clearly the majority of voters in the 7th do, and the majority of Americans do as well.

"(Just a hunch, no proof, but I will keep asking around to all the alter boys he every worked with...)"

Spend a lot of time in church, do you? Baptists don't have altar boys. Or alter boys.

"He gets a beer or two in him and starts running his mouth about all the complex issues of the day... you come to understand that this guy thinks blacks should not date whites, "beaners" should stick to cooking good food, picking grapes and cleaning hotel rooms, and "them people" should "go back ta where they come frum."

Are you implying that this person represents your fellow Republicans? Tim Walberg? Me? What is the purpose of this statement, and what does it have to do with Walberg?

"Should the average American be really fearful that their neighbors might end up with, "a doctor?" Or, "a prescription plan?" Or, holy crap, "preventative medicine?" "

No one fears that their neighbor will get health insurance. Quite the opposite. However, health insurance run by the federal government would be a disaster. Look at other countries that have it- Canada, Germany, France- all with payroll tax rates in excess of 40%. There are better and more efficient means of delivering health care. Federalizing it is not one of them.

"Good, staunch republicans like me..."

Now that is funny. You've advocated for gay marriage, implied that because Tim Walberg is religious/a Republican he must also be a child molester, implied that anyone who opposes illegal immigration is a beer-swilling racist, and implementing nationalized health care. (I believe that was Hillary Clinton's big plan in term 1- tell me again how that is a Republican idea)

Throughout all of it, you've managed to dodge my question, so I'll repeat it. If Renier wins this seat, what will you be saying in 2 years when Schwarz takes her on? Will she still be "honest, industrious and has the best interest of ALL the 7th District"?

Just like you can call yourself a Republican, I can call myself the Queen of England. It doesn't make it true. You are right about one thing, though. You're not a RINO. You're a Democrat.

1:33 PM  
Blogger BigBlue said...

She's honest? No, it's not honest when she hides her views on abortion when she knows she's in the presence of the opposition.

Name trashing? How about Renier calling Mr. Walberg a thief, liar, cheat, and scumbag?

7:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

In case anyone is still watching this thread. To answer the questions of what I will do when Joe Schwarz runs againt Renier in 2008.

I guess it is moot right now, but I'd guess he would have taken the high road like he did in 04, like he did in all his past campaigns, even when faced with nasty tactics and smears. I'd guess he would have beat her by more than Walberg could. Schwarz easily rolled to victory spending very little money. Walberg sat around taking the race for granted, and only after hundreds of thousands of dollars poured in did he manage to win. I also don't think the dems will try the Renier Trifecta. They will bring the a-team in 08.

You challenge me, first calling me a RINO and then a democrat. I say that Tim Walberg is really a RINO. He endorsed a radical, far-right candidate in 2004 against Schwarz. David Horn was running on a platform very similar to Walberg's, but it is a totally different party--a radical ultra-conservative party that I don't think has ever won an election. Walberg is to the right of the GOP. However, he is so willing to compromise his principles and so ego-driven that he would never be true to his pricinples and simply declare as a Constitution Party member. Politics over principle always for Mr. Walberg.

And finally, I do apologize for mispelling altar. My bad. And, my lack of knowlege on the Baptist religion is evident. But, I thought Walberg was ordained pentecostal or something? I guess that is more of a question, but is he really a Baptist?

11:46 AM  

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