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Walberg wins re-election for 7th congressional district seat

Posted at 1:25 AM, Nov 09, 2016

Southern Mich. -- Republican Tim Walberg won his re-election bid for the 7th congressional district seat. The district covers southern Michigan and Walberg has held the seat for four non-consecutive terms.

"I had an opportunity to show the people of the 7th district that what I say I will do, and that, while being a conservative I'm willing to work with both sides of the aisle and a wide perspective," Walberg said.

The incumbent defeated democrat Gretchen Driskell and libertarian Ken Proctor. Driskell has served as a state representative since 2012 and was mayor of Saline for 14 years.

"We worked really hard and I'm really proud of our team. We got to meet a lot of really fantastic people," Driskell said.

She added, "I do plan on staying involved in policy. That's really important to me."