Tag: MI-07

Third time’s a charm! Gretchen Driskell announces her candidacy for Michigan’s 7th Congressional District.

Third time’s a charm! Gretchen Driskell announces her candidacy for Michigan’s 7th Congressional District.

Former Saline, Michigan mayor and State Representative for the 52nd House District Gretchen Driskell has announced that she will once again try to unseat Trump devotee and far-right extremist Tim Walberg in the race for Michigan’s 7th Congressional District. It will be a tough fight. No Democrat has won it since Mark Schuaer defeated Walberg in 2008 and Republicans made […]

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Congressional Republicans are hypocrites on the #TrumpTaxScam but few are as hypocritical as Tim Walberg from Michigan

Congressional Republicans are hypocrites on the #TrumpTaxScam but few are as hypocritical as Tim Walberg from Michigan

After the sugar buzz of last week’s election in Alabama, all of us got a bitter dose of reality with the FCC ending Net Neutrality and then last night’s this morning’s passage of an historic tax scam bill by Republicans in the Senate. Because House Speaker Paul Ryan is such a novice, the version House Republicans passed violated Senate rules […]

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Republican Congressman Tim Walberg tells angry constituents to “Get a life”

Republican Congressman Tim Walberg tells angry constituents to “Get a life”

This past Monday, Congressman Tim Walberg held a townhall meeting in Tecumseh, Michigan where he met a raucous crowd who were largely angry with him, his Republican colleagues, and President Donald Trump. During the question and answer period, one attendee described how angry she is with President Trump’s tweets. Rep. Walberg responded, “I can’t control his tweets. I have to […]

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Republican Congressman Tim Walberg isn’t worried about global climate change because God “can take care of it”

Republican Congressman Tim Walberg isn’t worried about global climate change because God “can take care of it”

Don’tchyoo worry ’bout a thing… While scientists warn us of the coming calamities that will result from the inexorable progression of global climate change, Republican Congressman Tim Walberg (MI-07) isn’t worried. He’s not worried about the famines or the loss of coastal cities or the flooding or the droughts or any of that. Why? Because, even though Tim Walberg believes […]

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Dexter Indivisible group achieves what others couldn’t: Forced Republican Tim Walberg to dialog with constituents

Dexter Indivisible group achieves what others couldn’t: Forced Republican Tim Walberg to dialog with constituents

Photos by Anne C. Savage. For the past several months, Dexter-area residents in Michigan’s 7th Congressional District have been trying in vain to get Republican Congressman Tim Walberg to hold a public townhall in their area so that they can share their views and have a direct dialog with him. Since last November’s election, he has held only tightly controlled […]

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GOP Rep. Walberg makes public “men-only” appearance during Women’s History Month, local Indivisible group to protest

GOP Rep. Walberg makes public “men-only” appearance during Women’s History Month, local Indivisible group to protest

For weeks and weeks now the Indivisible group in Dexter, Michigan (“Indivisible Dexter”) and other residents of Michigan’s 7th Congressional District have been asking Republican Congressman Tim Walberg to meet with them to answer questions and clarify his positions on repealing the Affordable Care Act, climate change, ending reimbursements for services provided by Planned Parenthood, and a host of other […]

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Tim Walberg laughingly claims to “lead the way in holding town halls”, residents are calling his bluff

Tim Walberg laughingly claims to “lead the way in holding town halls”, residents are calling his bluff

MI-07 Republican Congressman recently posted a link to an article from The Hill on his Facebook page with the comment, “I’m proud to be on this list of the top 10 town hall holders in all of Congress.” It’s a remark so ridiculous that it strains the bounds of credulity. The article claims Walberg has done 66 town halls since […]

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UPDATED x2: Number of people at pro-ACA rally in Jackson, Michigan: 400+, number of media mentions: ZERO

UPDATED x2: Number of people at pro-ACA rally in Jackson, Michigan: 400+, number of media mentions: ZERO

Back in 2009 when the Affordable Care Act was being debated, all it took was for three or four tea partiers to gather with anti-Obamacare signs on a street corner and they got all sorts of publicity. Now that the tables have turned, that sort of publicity appears hard to come by, at least in Michigan’s 7th Congressional District. This […]

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House passes GOP Rep. Tim Walberg’s bill to delay low-wage workers getting overtime pay

House passes GOP Rep. Tim Walberg’s bill to delay low-wage workers getting overtime pay

Last week I wrote about Michigan Republican Attorney General Bill Schuette’s federal lawsuit to deny you being paid overtime if you are a low-paid salaried worker. However, Schuette isn’t the only Michigan Republican who wants to stop the new federal law from taking effect. MI-07 Republican Congressman Tim Walberg is also getting in on the act. Last week he introduced […]

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Michigan GOP legend and former Governor William Milliken endorses Dem Gretchen Driskell in MI-07 Congressional race

Michigan GOP legend and former Governor William Milliken endorses Dem Gretchen Driskell in MI-07 Congressional race

Photo by Anne C. Savage for Eclectablog In 2008, former Republican Congressman Joe Schwarz jumped party lines and endorsed Democrat Mark Schauer in the 7th Congressional District race (which Schauer eventually won.) It was a strong statement about Walberg’s far-right tea party obstructionist positions to have a well-known Michigan Republican endorse his Democratic opponent. Schwartz later went on to say, […]

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BREAKING: GOP Reps Walberg & Chaffetz lied at #FlintWaterCrisis hearing about meeting with EPA staffer Miguel Del Toral

BREAKING: GOP Reps Walberg & Chaffetz lied at #FlintWaterCrisis hearing about meeting with EPA staffer Miguel Del Toral

This past Tuesday, the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee held the second of three hearings on the Flint water crisis. At the hearing, Republicans on the Committee tore into former EPA Region 5 administrator Susan Hedman for her role in what many see as the EPA’s delayed response in dealing with the poisoning of Flint’s drinking water with the […]

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