Race For Michigan's 7th Congressional House Race

By: Kim Russell
By: Kim Russell

Sometimes when you look at a race, it is hard to tell the difference between two candidates. However candidates say that's not the case in Michigan's 7th district house seat.

"We're as different as night and day," says Democratic candidate Sharon Renier. She is an organic farmer in Jackson County.

"I'm conservative and she is liberal," is the difference according to Republican candidate Tim Walberg. He has served in the state legislature and worked as a preacher.
Here's a look at the issues.

The Economy:

Both say the economy is the biggest problem facing Michigan this election.

Sharon Renier says she will help by working on legislation to stop outsourcing, and by forcing the nation to decrease its debt.

Tim Walberg says he will continue to protect President Bush's tax cuts, and will spur the economy by cutting down on government spending.


Sharon Renier says she is pro-choice, and that abortion should be legal.

Tim Walberg says he is pro-life, and against abortion even if the woman's life is at risk.

The War in Iraq:

Sharon Renier says the war in Iraq has not made the U.S. safer, but rather has put the country in more danger. However she says the country can not leave a war it started.

She suggests the U.S. work with international peace keeping troops to increase stability in the region and decrease the number of American troops in Iraq.

Tim Walberg says he supports President George Bush's plan in Iraq. He says American troops need to finish the mission to assure victory of freedom over tyranny.

Health Care:

Sharon Renier says she will work on legislature creating a national health care plan by removing the cap on Social Security.

Tim Walberg says he does not believe in Universal Health Care. However he supports creating plans that make it easier for people to budget for their health care. His ideas include supporting health savings accounts.

For more information on both candidates you can go to their websites, http://www.walbergforcongress.com, and http://renier4rep.com.

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