Republican 5th District Congress candidates push conservative ideas


The Republican primary for the newly delineated Michigan 5th Congressional District pits two candidates trying to show they are more conservative than the other.

Incumbent Tim Walberg, 71, faces Berrien County resident Dr. Sherry O’Donnell, 59.

As the incumbent from the current 7th District, Walberg, a Tipton Republican, saw his new district expand from Lake Erie across the southern state border to Lake Michigan.

“As Michigan’s most conservative Congressman, my top priority will be to combat inflation and get Michigan’s economy growing again. Reducing taxes, stopping wasteful spending, making health care affordable, increasing domestic energy production and eliminating bureaucratic red tape are all elements to help grow our economy and help Michigan families,” he said in a prepared statement.

O’Donnell said her goals when elected are “constitutionally-driven decisions, America first; economic stabilization; secure the southern border, balance the budget and fiscal responsibility.”


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