What 7th Congressional District Voters Want

By: Jamie Edmonds Email
By: Jamie Edmonds Email

Springport, Michigan. Population 650. It's a village located in the middle of Jackson County, smack dab in the middle of the 7th Congressional District.

"It's hard to know which [candidate] is telling the truth," Russ Densmore of Springport said.

According to several polls, the race between Congressman Mark Schauer and Tim Walberg is a statistical dead heat. So if the candidates want to win, they've got to appeal to people in their district, and to villages and towns just like Springport.

"I've seen Mark Schauer at every event this summer," Norma Moull of Springport said.

Moull said seeing Schauer in her hometown was a plus, after finding out what he stands for, she said he's got her vote.

"For keeping jobs here in Michigan, and for looking out for social security," Moull said.

For George Goodnoe it's about who's got most of what he's looking for, sustaining industry here in Michigan.

"Basically I don't care for either candidate," Goodnoe said, "I guess Walberg is the lesser of two evils."

Creating jobs was the number one issue in Springport Thursday, but social security was a close second.

"We've worked for 50 years," Densmore said. "We should be entitled to something. We've paid into it all this time."

There was a common theme amongst everyone News Ten talked to, they said they've noticed how contentious this race has become, and they don't like it.

"Neither one said what they will do for the country, they just talk about how bad the other one is," Goodnoe said.

"If you call each other names, I'm not interested," Densmore said.

Lay off the negative attacks, these voters said, then tell me what you plan to do in Washington.

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