MI-09: Skinner vs. Knollenberg Within Margin of Error!
by JordanLFW, Thu Aug 24, 2006 at 08:48:55 AM EDT
Joe Knollenberg (R): 44%
Nancy Skinner (D): 40%
Margin of Error 4.9%
Great news for Democrats everywhere: Joe Knollenberg is in trouble. Knollenberg has amassed an impressive war chest, in part due to over $50,000 in contributions from the oil industry. But a new poll shows MI-09 is now a toss up! Knollenberg is no longer safe, and can't dish contributions out to GOP buddies across the nation. He can no longer take the voters of Oakland County for granted.
Nancy Skinner is one step closer to bringing New Energy to Congress.
Nancy Skinner has been running on a message of "New Energy". Skinner has stated her first legislative goal will be repealing $6 billion in subsidies to oil and gas companies, and instead using the money to encourage automakers to develop fuel-efficient vehicles. Gasoline prices are at an all time high, and voters no longer want a Congressman who is taking contributions from the oil lobby.
Skinner's campaign has been fueled by the blogosphere and readers like you- who have contributed over $60,000 via ActBlue!
MI-09 is proof the 50 State Strategy is working. Knollenberg can no longer take the voters of Oakland County for granted. He can no longer afford to dish campaign contributions out to his GOP buddies across the nation. A seat usually considered safe is now in play. Nancy Skinner has put a dent in the GOP Machine. She will be even more of a thorn in their side once she's on the floor of the House of Representatives.