Schauer has Spent More than Walberg has Raised

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

BATTLE CREEK, Mich. (AP) -- Democratic incumbent Mark Schauer of Battle Creek owns a dominating edge in fundraising in his rematch against Republican former Rep. Tim Walberg of Tipton.

Through Sept. 30, Schauer had raised $2.79 million with $1.31 million cash on hand. That compares with Walberg's fundraising total of $1.25 million and $451,000 cash on hand.

Schauer, a first-term congressman from Battle Creek, spent more money than Walberg had raised.

Walberg had given $4,000 of his own money to the campaign, and Schauer hadn't contributed any personal cash.

The fundraising figures were due Friday and were posted to the Federal Election Commission's website.

Walberg was in his first term when Schauer bounced him from Congress in 2008, and now Walberg is looking to return the favor.

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  • by Kelly Location: Lansing on Oct 18, 2010 at 10:41 AM
    Why do Democrats still think they can spend their way out of trouble? If they spend more to get elected will that make them right? Hardly. It simply shows that they are desperate to hold onto their power. Mark Schauer needs to take a basic Economics 101 course. Then perhaps he'll figure out that it's private sector spending, not government spending, that drives an economy forward. It has been the Democrats adding to government payrolls and government spending that has killed our economy. In their arrogance, they believe that 'our' money can fix everything ... if we just keep giving them more.
  • by Anonymous on Oct 18, 2010 at 06:05 AM
    I still don't know which way I will vote yet. But I do know this! Nothing will change or get better. Who every gets into office they will with thier party. The real problem is both party's (DEM and GOP). People of Michigan why can't we have something better?
  • by Sans on Oct 18, 2010 at 05:45 AM
    I am sorry but I find this funny, they are tied, so if they had the exact same amount of money to spend does that mean Walberg would be ahead?
  • by david Location: charlotte on Oct 17, 2010 at 12:25 PM
    and yet walbreg and schauer are in a tie every vote is going to count in this one
  • by Anonymous on Oct 17, 2010 at 11:52 AM
    He has a three to one spending edge and it is still a dead heat. If the dems think they can outspend to fix a problem, we are in real problems if they continue that in congress.
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