Oct 7, 2008

Former Republican lawmakers ante up for Schauer

State Sen. Mark Schauer continues to pick up Republican support in his quest to unseat extremist Tim Walberg for the U.S. Congressional seat in the 7th District.

The Battle Creek Democrat already has the support of the former Republican who held the seat, Dr. Joe Schwarz, because of his history of working across the aisle. Today, Republicans for Schauer announced their support.

"Mark Schauer puts getting results for people ahead of partisan concerns," said Retired Jackson Circuit Judge Charles Nelson in the press release. "We worked together on starting the drug court that has saved our community crucial tax dollars and made the system more efficient. Mark will bring those same values to Congress."

Schauer has strong Livingston County ties. He is a graduate of Howell High School, and his parents still live in Howell. Because of that, his long track record of partnering with Republicans on important issues and their experience of working with him in the Michigan House of Representatives, Livingston County's past two state Representatives from the 66th District announced their endorsement of Schauer.

Announcing their support are Judith Scranton, R-Brighton Township, and Susan Grimes Width (formerly Munsell) R-Howell. Also joining Republicans for Schauer is another former state Representative and colleague who represented Livingston County and a medial doctor, Dr. Paul DeWeese, R-Williamston. DeWeese represented the 67th District that covers the western half of Livingston County from 1998 to 2000.

Rounding out the endorsements are Lenawee County Commissioner – Walberg's home county - Dave Stimson, R-Tecumseh, and Jim Logue, former Michigan State Housing Development Authority director under John Engler.

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