Republican Pete Hoekstra has accused his Democratic rival of undermining the popular Medicare program by voting for President Barack Obama’s health care plan, in the first television ad of his U.S. Senate campaign released Monday.
Barely a month before the election, Democratic Sen. Debbie Stabenow is keeping Republican opponent Pete Hoekstra at arm’s length while focusing on issues such as farming and manufacturing that appeal to voters across the Michigan political spectrum.
She says if a bill isn’t approved, it could affect milk prices as soon as January.
U.S. Sens. Carl Levin (D-Mich.) and Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.) jointly announced a $750,000 federal grant to NextEnergy, the state’s renewable energy industry accelerator.
Hoekstra ended the interview with this dire warning: “The threat from radical jihadism, it is real … If we don’t confront it … We will continue to be attacked by it and we will pay severe consequences.”
With national conventions out of the way, Michigan Democrats and Republicans are holding their own gatherings this weekend to endorse Supreme Court nominees and hear pep talks from U.S. Senate candidates.
Republican Pete Hoekstra inadvertently helped U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow early this year when his Super Bowl ad showing a young Asian-American woman speaking in broken English touched off complaints of racial insensitivity, leading to increased donations for the Democratic incumbent.
There’s no rest for the weary as Pete Hoekstra found as he was in hardcore campaign mode early Wednesday doing an interview with CBS62’s “First Forecast Mornings” and talking of the next phase of his bid to beat U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow.
Now that former U.S. Rep. Pete Hoekstra has won Michigan’s Republican nomination for U.S. Senate, it sets up a November match-up with 2-term Democratic incumbent Debbie Stabenow.
Former Michigan Congressman Pete Hoekstra has won the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate, overcoming a challenge from two Republicans who questioned his record as a conservative.