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Schwarz endorses Democrat in Michigan congressional race

by The Associated Press
Tuesday September 30, 2008, 5:31 PM

Former U.S. Rep. Joe Schwarz is endorsing Democratic challenger Mark Schauer in his former south-central Michigan congressional district, even though he's a Republican.

Schwarz told The Associated Press on Tuesday that he decided to endorse Schauer over Republican Rep. Tim Walberg because the anti-tax Club for Growth began running ads critical of Schauer.

The Club for Growth injected more than $1 million into the 2006 primary, helping Walberg defeat Schwarz, then a first-term congressman. The anti-tax group criticized Schwarz's record on taxes and painted him as too moderate for the district.

Schwarz says he couldn't remain neutral in the race once the group got involved. He says it's "the straw that broke the camel's back."


I'm not sure what to comment on this... I just think its courageous to take a stand against the 'special interests' who come into a state and flood it with advertising dollars. I wish all of our legislators would do something like this, even if its standing in a bi-partisan way to tell these "PACs" to fuck off.


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