Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Schauer Whomps Walberg in Fundraising


Democrat Mark Schauer increased his fundraising lead against Republican Rep. Tim Walberg during the past three months, despite an event in the south-central Michigan district headlined by Vice President Dick Cheney.

Walberg, of Tipton, reported Tuesday that he raised more than $265,000 for his re-election campaign in the 7th Congressional District. Walberg, a freshman congressman, ended the period with more than $600,000 in his campaign account.

Schauer, the Democratic leader in the state Senate, reported raising $326,000 in the quarter and entered April with about $750,000 in his campaign bank account. It was the third straight quarter in which Schauer, of Battle Creek, has outpaced Walberg in fundraising.

Cheney's visit raised over $100,000. Take that out of Walberg's total for the quarter and then do the math - it all adds up to big trouble for Timmeh.