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Michigan (07) (Open Seat)

Outlook: Likely Republican


November 8, 2006 Update:

As the Crystal Ball predicted, Tim Walberg (R) defeated Sharon Renier (D) with 51%.

November 6, 2006 Update:

Tim Walberg (R) will defeat Sharon Renier (D). Is it possible Walberg alienated enough Republicans in his successful primary defeat of incumbent GOP moderate Joe Schwarz that he could face trouble in a general election? We doubt it, but allegations of sexual misconduct against a Walberg staffer certainly don’t’ help his chances against an unknown and under-funded Democrat whose only hope of winning lies in claiming a substantial share of disgruntled GOP votes.


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