Saturday, June 02, 2007

Walberg further to the right than majority of district voters

This from the Campaign Notebook, of Politico.
Democrats do not want to miss a good opportunity to defeat a Republican candidate further to the right than the majority of district voters. That happened in 2006, when the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee didn’t recruit a candidate in Michigan’s 7th Congressional District. Throughout the election cycle, moderate Republican Rep. Joe Schwarz faced a serious primary threat from the right from Tim Walberg, and the incumbent did indeed end up losing in the primary to the challenger. Yet without a viable candidate in the race, Democrats could not make a serious play for the seat. Democrats later expressed regret over that turn of events, as Walberg won the general election with only 50 percent of the vote against a little-known, underfunded Democratic challenger.
I sure hope this does not happen again. We can not allow it to happen again.

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