Thursday, July 24, 2008

Mark Schauer Out-Raises Walberg... Again

Senator Schauer's pre-primary FEC report isn't on the internet yet, though I'm sure it will be by tomorrow. However, the campaign did send out this press release:
Congressional candidate eclipses Walberg's total haul for 2006 cycle

BATTLE CREEK—Today State Senator Mark Schauer (D-Battle Creek) announced that his Congressional campaign raised more than $427,000 in the second quarter, which breaks the previous fundraising record he set earlier this year for the most money raised by a Democrat in the 7th district. Combined with the last quarter when he outraised his incumbent opponent, Schauer has now brought in more than $1.33 million and has more than $928,000 cash on hand.

"The people of south central Michigan are hungry for change and ready for a leader who will fight to turn our economy around, one job at a time," said Schauer. "I'm a strong believer in the power of grassroots organizing, and this overwhelming support will help us continue building momentum as we reach out to new voters in all seven counties of the seventh district."

In this quarter alone, the campaign collected more than 1,100 total contributions, with more than 83 percent of individual contributions from donors in Michigan. With just over 100 days to go before the general election, Schauer has now raised more than Tim Walberg brought in during the entire 2006 election cycle.

"Congressman Walberg has done nothing to improve Michigan's job climate since taking office, but we fully expect him to do whatever it takes to keep his seat in Washington," said Campaign Manager B.J. Neidhardt. "That's why it's so important for us to keep working hard to defend against the impending negative attacks from Walberg's wealthy donors."

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It'll be interesting to see all the details. This really is an incredible amount of money for a challenger to be raising.

As of July 09, 2008, I have been working with the Schauer for Congress campaign in Lenawee County. My thoughts and writings are my own opinions, and I do not speak for Senator Schauer or anyone else in his organization.

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