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Michigan 7th District

Candidates

Mark Schauer

Mark Schauer (D)

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Tim Walberg*

Tim Walberg* (R)*

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Michigan Snapshot

RCP Senate Ranking: Toss Up

Presidential Race:
Obama (D) vs. McCain (R)
Competitive House Races: MI-7
| MI-9

Key 2006 State Races: Senate | Governor

2004 President: Kerry (D) vs. Bush (R)

Polling Data

PollDateSampleSchauer (D)Walberg (R)Spread
EPIC-MRA8/20 - 8/22400 LV4043Walberg +3

Race Summary

In 2006, Tim Walberg knocked off moderate Republican Rep. Joe Schwarz in the GOP primary, thanks to help from the Club for Growth. Walberg went on to defeat Sharon Renier (D) by just 4 points despite outspending her more than twenty to one. That’s a luxury he won’t have this year against state Senate Minority Leader Mark Schauer (D), who so far has outraised the Republican.

Previous Election Results

House
2006: Walberg (R) 50, Renier (D) 46
2004: Schwarz (R) 58, Renier (D) 36
2002: Smith (R) 60, Simpson (D) 39

President
2004: Bush (R) 54, Kerry (D) 45
2000: Bush (R) 51, Gore (D) 46