Republican US Rep. Camp Cruises To 11th Term 11-02-2010 - WNEM TV 5

Republican US Rep. Camp Cruises To 11th Term 11-02-2010

Republican Dave Camp of Midland has won an 11th term in Congress, beating an underfunded challenger in a race the outcome of which never really was in question.
With 29 percent of precincts reporting, Camp had 66.8 percent of the vote to 29.9 percent for Democrat Jerry Campbell, the 52-year-old supervisor of Roscommon County's Richfield Township.
Camp dominated Campbell in votes and fundraising, bringing in $2.6 million for the election cycle.
The mammoth amount could be explained in part because of the 57-year-old lawyer and former state lawmaker's position as the ranking Republican on the Ways and Means Committee.
Camp is in line to chair the powerful committee if his party takes control of the House.
Dave Camp released the following statement after winning re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives:
"Thank you to those who turned out today to voice their choice for 4th Congressional District of Michigan. I am grateful to those who voted for me, and whether you did or not, I would like to assure you that I am listening to you. I will fight to do what is best for the people of the mid- and northern-Michigan. I am honored that you have chosen me to represent you in Washington, D.C.
Michigan and America are at a crossroad – we face the highest unemployment levels since the Great Depression, a national debt so large is it holding back economic growth and an expansion of the federal government that threatens the ability of individuals, families and entrepreneurs to thrive and grow in a manner they best see fit.
Yes, there are big challenges ahead for our state and our country, but if we come together we can get Michigan and America back on track. Our primary focus must be on jobs and we should not and cannot wait until January to begin that work. In just 60 days American will face a job-killing $3.8 trillion tax hike – more than $2,000 in higher taxes for a family of four earning $50,000 a year. That tax hike will not only hit families hard, it will be devastating to our economy. If we have any hope for recovery in the coming months, Congress must act immediately to block all tax hikes – no tax increases on families and no tax increases on employers. That is my focus as your Congressman – ensuring Washington, D.C. does not become a roadblock to our recovery and your success."

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