Skip to comments.Pam Byrnes announces she will run against Tim Walberg for Congress (MI 7th)
Posted on 07/18/2013 1:28:42 PM PDT by cripplecreek
Former state Rep. Pam Byrnes, a Democrat from Washtenaw County's Lyndon Township, announced Thursday she's running for Congress to help fix a "broken system" in Washington.
Byrnes is seeking the 7th District seat held by Tim Walberg, a Republican from Tipton who unseated Democrat Mark Schauer in 2010 to regain the seat.
Walberg held the seat in 2007 and 2008 before losing to Schauer in November 2008.
Byrnes will take her shot at unseating Walberg in 2014.
"Washington is broken and Tim Walberg is part of the problem. He puts special interests and corporations ahead of middle-class Michigan families," Byrnes said in a statement.
"I have a track record of working across the aisle to get things done and create opportunities to help middle-class families thrive."
Byrnes pointed to her past work on a cottage food bill to help local farmers and small entrepreneurs, and legislation to cut her own pay and end lifetime healthcare for state lawmakers.
In response to Byrnes' announcement, Sarah Kuziomko, a spokeswoman for Walberg, released a written statement.
"Congressman Walberg is focused on building a healthy economy and working with colleagues to help hardworking taxpayers by making government live within its means, improving education and workforce training, stopping the IRS from abusing citizens, and repealing the government takeover of health care that is raising costs and hurting families," Kuziomko said.
Byrnes lost to Ann Arbor Democrat Rebekah Warren when she ran for state Senate in 2010. Byrnes then headed to China in 2011, taking a position as executive director of the University of Michigans joint institute with Shanghai Jiao Tong University.
Byrnes told AnnArbor.com she's back from China now.
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Walberg showed some rare fire in the IRS hearings today.
Another Philistine Democrat that thirsts for power.
Pic? She may have a shot if she’s hot.
Ex politicians are drawn to DC like flies to an outhouse.
She is with her brother in this pic.
Another Philistine UGLY Democrat thirsting for power.
(In the picture, which of the two is the ‘dom’?)
At least Granholm can claim past good looks. (before growing a doorknob on the side of her face)
The one on the left, wasn’t she married to Ernest Borgnine ?
Oh I thought that was Ernest Borgnine.
Heavens, no. Borgnine wouldn’t have been caught dead next to those moonbats.
In other words, she's bad news.