From Wednesday's Detroit Free PressAn All-Star, but can she hit?
Nancy Skinner of Royal Oak got a boost in her challenge to Republican Rep. Joe Knollenberg last week.
Democracy for America, a progressive blog, named Skinner its 2008 All-Star among 98 candidates for Congress. It could bring Skinner much-needed campaign cash. She reported only $6,785 in her campaign fund at the end of 2007, compared with Knollenberg's $1,035,640.
Skinner's Democratic rival for the seat, ex-lottery commissioner Gary Peters, reported $358,516.
Peters is to campaign today with U.S. Rep. Chris Van Hollen, D-Md., who heads the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.