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  •  MI-07: GOP Ex-Congressman Endorses Democrat (6+ / 0-)

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    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."

    "You know, God bless him, bless his heart, president of the United States, a total failure."

    by RandySF on Tue Sep 30, 2008 at 03:28:05 PM PDT

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