Aug 26, 2008
The good news keeps on coming for the Schauer campaign
State Sen. Mark Schauer's, D-Battle Creek, campaign for the 7th U.S. Congressional district against Tim Walberg received some good news yesterday.
A new poll released by EPIC-MRA for Detroit News/WXYZ puts the race between the Senate Minority Leader and Walberg is a statistical dead heat. The independent poll released Monday showed a statistical dead heat with Schauer at 40 percent and Walberg at 43 percent, well within the 4.9 percent margin of error.
"This poll reflects the momentum we've been seeing on the ground for the past several months," said B.J. Neidhardt, Campaign Manager for Mark Schauer's campaign, in a press release. "People simply aren't buying what Tim Walberg is selling, and Mark has the message and the momentum to win this race in November."
It's always a question on how much endorsements help in any race, but the endorsement of former Republican state Representative Paul DeWeese demonstrates Schauer's ability to win over Republicans, something he has also demonstrated in winning his West Michigan Senate seat. DeWeese, am emergency room physician, also ran for the very same seat in the 2004 primary. Voters in Livingston County will remember DeWeese from when he represented the western half of Livingston County in the 67th District in 2000 before the GOP gerrymandering.
"The people of Mid-Michigan are ready for change, and Mark Schauer is exactly the kind of leader we need right now to make this state more competitive," DeWeese said in a statement. "Unlike his opponent, Mark would never vote against healthcare for kids, and he would never tell his constituents that people without health insurance should seek basic treatment in the emergency room. You don't have to be an ER doctor to understand that this only drives up costs for everyone else in the system. The 7th district deserves a Congressman who will fight to fix our broken healthcare system, and Mark is the best man for the job."
People are also putting their money where their vote is, and in the second quarter, according to subscription only Gongwer, Schauer's campaign out-raised "incumbent Walberg for the fourth straight filing period, bringing in more than $427,000. Over the course of the campaign, Schauer has brought in more than $1.33 million and raised more than Walberg's total contributions for the entire 2006 election cycle.