A Jackson Sun profile of the candidates running to replace John Wilder in the Senate (D-Mason). Whoever wins may tip the balance between Democrats and Republicans in the closely divided Senate. A big turnout by Democrats in the presidential election may help Democrat Randy Camp, who was Wilder's chief of staff.
So far the rhetoric is about who is more conservative...or at least conservative enough for the district. Camp and a possible Republican opponent Rep. Delores Gresham (R-Somerville) have weighed in so far.
Here are the relevant quotations:
"I'm a conservative Democrat," Camp said. "I don't think being a Republican or a Democrat makes that much difference to people if they've got good conservative representation."
Gresham, a former Marine, said her experience will show she is capable of bringing strong representation to the district. She promised to work to improve education and battle against legalized abortion.
"Conservative principles and voting record will resonate with those who look into it," Gresham said. "I look forward to the campaign, I look forward to building a relationship with the people of the 26th district, and I look forward to a great summer."