Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Say Hello To Congressman Mark Schauer

Congressman Mark Schauer

The Congressman-elect is busy giving interviews to the press at this moment. I have just one question - what does he say to Mike Bishop tomorrow?

Big smiles tonight in Battle Creek. :-)

UPDATE 11/5 9AM : Here is the Battle Creek Enquirer story-

U.S. Rep. Tim Walberg, R-Tipton, all but conceded Michigan's 7th Congressional District race to Democratic challenger Mark Schauer, who declared victory about 2 a.m. today.

"It's a tough district. A Democrat has never held this seat," Schauer said. "It's difficult to unseat an incumbent and we knew we'd have to run a near-perfect campaign to do it."

Schauer said there is a clear contrast between candidates and he expected the race to be close.

"I think it was really a story of turning Michigan's economy around one job at a time," he said. "I think we really had a great ground game."

Right after I put this up, we had to clear out of the room and then I had to drive home, so I wasn't able to add more to this last night. Got to bed around 4, and needless to say, I'm exhausted after being up for 24 straight hours. Here is the link to the Flickr set; I have more pictures that I will be adding as the day goes on.

It was a wonderful evening and I'm so glad that I was there to share in this hard-fought victory. Congrats to Senator Schauer and his whole team, and thank you so much for everything! On to Washington!