DETROIT (WWJ) – Add another Republican to the recent string of candidates who are NOT running against Michigan Senator Debbie Stabenow.
Saul Anuzis is the latest in the string of high-profile Republicans to decide not to run against the current Democratic Senator.
Anuzis tells WWJ the decision has to do with his finances.
“I just don’t have the financial wherewithal to put on a race. I’ve got a mortgage, car payments, three kids in college, and I think this is a very winnable race. I spend a tremendous amount of time trying to figure out whether or not I could do the things necessary in order to run. But in the end, personal financial situation is more than the campaign issues were the deciding factor,” Anuzis said.
But he says, there are several Republicans he believes would be great candidates.
“I’ve encouraged Clark Durrant who is an attorney and has been active in Cornerstone Schools in Detroit and has run before, he would be a great candidate. John McCulloch who is a former county commissioner … he’s an attorney – CPA out of Oakland County,” said McCotter.
U.S. Representative Thaddeus McCotter, former Congressman Pete Hoekstra, and former Secretary of State Terri Lynn Land also decided not to run against Stabenow.