August 9, 2006

Voters Oust Another Incumbent

Lansing State Journal -
Walberg upsets Schwarz in 7th District
Former state Rep. Tim Walberg ousted freshman U.S. Rep. Joe Schwarz on Tuesday night in the heated 7th Congressional District Republican primary, convincing voters that Schwarz was too liberal for the district.

Schwarz trailed throughout the night and conceded the race after 11 p.m.

The contest, which drew national attention, represented an ideological clash between Schwarz, a moderate from Battle Creek, and Walberg, who was one of the most conservative state lawmakers during his 16 years in the state House.
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