Walberg claims win for re-election

Posted at 1:34 AM, Nov 09, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-09 09:11:17-05

In the 7th Congressional District race, the trade deal Tim campaign ads apparently didn't sway voters.

Incumbent republican Tim Walberg holds on to his seat. Walberg defeated democratic challenger Gretchen Driskell.

We spoke with Tim Walberg Tuesday night in Jackson, who said though we've been a divided county, we can all work better when we work together.

For full local election results by county, click here.


Republican Tim Walberg has claimed the seat for the 7th Congressional District.

He provided the following statement after announcing his re-election over opponent, Democrat Gretchen Driskell.

“I am humbled and honored to earn such widespread support from all corners of the 7th District to serve the people for another term. A special thank you to our dedicated team of grassroots supporters who spent countless hours volunteering and sharing my record of fighting for solutions to help Michigan families. In Congress, I’ll continue to advance policies to create good-paying jobs, improve education, and make health care more affordable. Working together, we can restore America’s founding principles and build a more prosperous future for our children and grandchildren.”

In Jackson, Walberg had a vote count of 32,843 to Driskell’s 19,566, with 71.4 percent of precincts reporting as of 12:22 a.m.

In Eaton County, Walberg had 26,727, and Driskell had 24,109 with 50 of 52 precincts reporting.