Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Schauer's 3Q Fundraising

Just a quick post right now, from a Schauer campaign press release. I'll have more to say once I see the FEC reports. But for just five weeks, this is pretty impressive!

More than $220K demonstrates momentum in campaign for change

BATTLE CREEK-State Senator Mark Schauer (D-Battle Creek) announced today that in just five weeks his campaign has raised more than $220,000. Schauer began his bid to replace Tim Walberg in Michigan's 7th Congressional District in August.

"The willingness of so many people to offer their hard-earned money to support this cause is evidence that they are ready for a change," said Schauer. "They are ready for someone who will work to create jobs, provide health insurance for children, and back a new direction in Iraq. This campaign is about getting results for south central Michigan, and so far the response has been overwhelmingly positive."

In addition to raising more than $220,000 in just five weeks, the Schauer campaign has $195,000 cash-on-hand. More than $160,000 of the total came from individual donors.

"The Bush-Cheney political operation and deep-pocketed special interest groups will stop at nothing to protect the rubber-stamp they have in Walberg, so the diversity and intensity of this initial support is critical to offsetting their efforts," said Maura Dougherty, spokesperson for the campaign. "The people of the 7th District are energized to take back this seat from extremists and are proving it with their financial commitment."

The campaign gathered more than 400 contributions before the September 30 deadline, and 94 percent of contributions from individuals came from supporters in Michigan. Last year, the Washington-based Club for Growth poured millions into Walberg's bid to knock off Congressman Joe Schwarz in the primary.

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More to come later...

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liberal sell out
do you mean Fitzy of Schauer?...in either case you are dead wrong. I'm getting more than a little sick of the trolls here
Pretty damn impressive ... that's $220,000 in a mere 37 days since he formed his committee http://walbergwatch.blogspot.com/2007/08/mark-schauer-is-running.html That is nearly $6,000 per day. If he keeps that pace up from now until Election Day he will raise almost $2.4 million, certainly enough to make this race competitive, particularly when you consider the independent expenditures that have already started against Walberg. Between this race Carl Levin and Gary Peters, this could be a very blue year in Michigan!
We need to figure out how to make Mark Schauer Michigan's "netroots candidte."
I can't wait to see the finance report and all of the out-of-district money he's received so far!
not surprising since most of the Nacht money from the 2nd quarter was probably was redirected Schauer's way. the real test will be the 4th quarter. i'm hearing that the MEA is not pleased with Schauer's compromise on MESSA and that they might try to find another candidate to fund. maybe Berryman will get back into the race.
At least now we know what Schauer's been doing instead of fixing the state's budget.
From the CitPat: "A spokeswoman for Schauer said 94 percent of his contributions came from within the state and most came from individual donors..."

From the National Review online:

By Tim Walberg
For the Children

The station selection for this ad seems appropriate for House Democrats, whose blatant twisting of the truth is fit for a remake of Garth Brooks’s classic song “Friends in Low Places.”

House Democrats continue to mischaracterize Republican support of the S-CHIP program, and would like you to believe that Republicans do not care about poor, needy kids.

Democrats are using this smear campaign against Republicans to gain support for their tax-and-spend economic policies. Sadly, they are taking the focus away from where this debate should be: meeting the needs of children of low-income families.

I support renewing S-CHIP to provide health care to children in low-income families, but I also believe we need to ensure that the children’s health program is available for children who need it, and not for adults, people who enter the country illegally, or families who already have private insurance.

The Democratic legislation takes a program originally meant for children of low-income families and expands it to cover some families earning up to $83,000 and illegal immigrants, while moving millions of children from private health insurance to government programs.

In 2006, 118,501 children and 101,919 adults in Michigan received health care from the S-CHIP program. Incredibly, this means that 46 percent of Michigan’s funding allotment intended to give poor children health insurance actually went to cover adults.

The Wall Street Journal further described this problem in its August 9 editorial: “The bill goes so far as to offer increasing ‘bonus payments’ to states as they enroll more people in their SCHIP programs. To grease the way, the bill re-labels children’ as anyone under 25, and ‘low income’ as up to… $82,600 for a family of four.”

It is unfathomable to think that Democrats want to expand a program that currently does not meet the full objective of covering poor children, and expand it to try to insure single adults. I’m not sure what part of “children’s health care” liberals in Congress do not understand.

And to pay for their huge expansion, House Democrats need 22 million new smokers to begin lighting up over the next ten years. Over two million kids will move from private health care to Washington-based, government run health care under the House leadership’s plan.

This bill and its budgetary gimmicks are certainly the wrong approach. Rather than pursuing a bill that will harm many Americans and socialize our health-care system, this Congress should reform SCHIP and go back to its original intent of helping needy kids. Let’s look for ways to give families tax credits and encourage private health-care insurance.

Our first responsibility is to make health care more affordable and accessible to all Americans, and this includes preventing children’s health funds from going to people who enter the country illegally, families earning $83,000, or those who already have private insurance.

— Tim Walberg is a congressman from Michigan’s Seventh District.

Check out Factcheck.org. The $83,000 figure is bogus- not part of the bill.

There's no cite for the MI numbers- nor have they been reported anywhere else.

Seems unseemly to lie, congressman, as you're complaining about others lying about the bill.
We all know Walberg is a liar. But, should we trust Mark Schauer? He promised not to run for this seat, several times.
The Nacht money was not redirected to Schauer... only $1,000 in a committee to committee donation.
the Nacht money was given back to donors who were told to pass it on to Schauer. aside from that Schauer's own fundraising was probably less than $100k. 4th quarter will be the real test. i don't think his support is as strong as you all think. he has burned a lot of bridges and is viewed as a weasel in many cirlces.
Anon at 11:03

Have you seen the report, or are you one of the folks that are intent upon changing the name of this site to "schauer watch"
" Anonymous said...

the Nacht money was given back to donors who were told to pass it on to Schauer. aside from that Schauer's own fundraising was probably less than $100k. 4th quarter will be the real test. i don't think his support is as strong as you all think. he has burned a lot of bridges and is viewed as a weasel in many cirlces.

October 11, 2007 11:03 AM"

I was David's Campaign Manager and I can tell you that this is not the case. The money was returned but there was no recommendation to pass it on to Sen. Schauer's campaign.

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