Pam Byrnes Challenging Walberg for Congressional Seat

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

CHELSEA, Mich. (AP) -- A former Democratic state lawmaker from the Chelsea area is running for the southern Michigan congressional seat now held by third-term Republican Rep. Tim Walberg.

Pam Byrnes on Thursday announced her 2014 candidacy for the seven-county 7th District that runs from the Lansing area to Indiana. The GOP-leaning district has been represented by four different congressmen in the past decade.

Byrnes served in the Michigan House from 2005 through 2010. She says middle-class families are falling behind because Washington is broken.

The 66-year-old directed the Washtenaw County Friend of the Court before opening her own law practice. She recently led a joint institute for engineering students between the University of Michigan and a Chinese university.

Walberg won the seat in 2006, lost two years later and won it back. is happy to provide a forum for commenting and discussion. Please respect and abide by the house rules:

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