Michigan: Club for Growth and Schwarz at War Again
The Club for Growth Political Action Committee is back to save one of its own and at least one Republican isnt happy about it.
After supporting now-Rep. Tim Walberg in the 2006 Republican primary over moderate then-Rep. Joe Schwarz, the club is back to boost his candidacy in a competitive general election contest against state Sen. Mark Schauer (D) with a $175,000 ad buy on broadcast and cable in the Lansing market.
The 30-second spot is titled Crazy and focuses on what the club calls Schauers record of voting for tax increases in the state Legislature.
In the State Legislature, Mark Schauer voted to raise taxes non-stop, Club for Growth President Pat Toomey said in a statement. So why should voters in Michigan send him to Congress? No doubt, he will vote to raise taxes in Congress just as much if not more.
The buy prompted Schwarz to tell the Associated Press on Tuesday that he has decided to endorse Schauer in the competitive southern Michigan race.
The former Congressman said he couldnt keep neutral any more, calling the clubs participation in the race the straw that broke the camels back.
A spokesman for Schauers campaign, Zack Pohl, also responded to the clubs advertisement by saying the state could not afford the groups dangerous economic policies.
Club for Growth supports unfair trade deals and wants to privatize Social Security, and after Walberg admitted he was bought and paid for by them, its not surprising that the group is so desperate to save the seat they spent $1.1 million on two years ago, Pohl said.