Conservative Tim Walberg has defeated Congressman Joe Schwarz! Here are the results.
U.S. House - District 7 - GOP Primary
South Central Michigan
311 of 336 Precincts Reporting - 92.56%
Name Party Votes Pct
Walberg, Tim GOP 32,292 53.29
Schwarz, Joe (i) GOP 28,309 46.71
Schwarz won Calhoun, Eaton, and Washtenaw counties, while Walberg won Lenawee, Hillsdale, Branch, and Jackson counties. Surprisingly, Schwarz only won about 55% in Calhoun and Eaton, which he represented for many years in the State Senate. Meanwhile, Walberg racked up huge margins in Lenawee, which he had represented, and Hillsdale, which is staunchly conservative. Of course, without Democrat crossovers, Walberg would have won by even more.
Congratulations to Michigan Right to Life, Club for Growth, and most of all the Republican voting base for making this victory possible. This victory proves what the conservative movement can accomplish with hard work and a solid message.