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A few write-in campaigns were brought to my attention today.
22nd Circuit Court
First, reader Srini asks,
There are usually no one opposing any incumbent judge in Washtenaw county. What is the reason for it? There is a write in candidate for 22nd Circuit court judge position. Is the new media (meaning web) going to help these write in candidates?
7th Congressional District
Second, my mother just now asked me what I knew about US Rep Joe Schwarz’ status as a write-in candidate for the 7th Congressional District. (Answer: nothing.) Widely respected moderate Republican Schwarz lost a primary upset to conservative Tim Walberg, who attacked Schwarz’ bipartisan record as “too liberal”. With many uninspired by Walberg’s Democratic opponent, Sharon Renier, the Ann Arbor News has refused to endorse either candidate in that race, and the DetNews skipped Walberg for the longshot Libertarian candidate, Hutchinson. Schwarz was convinced by supporters to file a write-in application on Friday so that their votes would be counted.
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