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Hoekstra Wins In Michigan Primary

Hoekstra Wins In Michigan Primary

Former Michigan Congressman Pete Hoekstra won the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate. He’ll face Democratic Senator Debbie Stabenow in November.

Like the race in Missouri, the Michigan primary brought out the most radical of the conservative movement and a lot of undisclosed dollars. An independent group called Prosperity for Michigan spent up to $500,000 on an anti-Hoekstra ad campaign to help Durant. And also like the Missouri race, the Republican winner will campaign on a platform that fails to represent even a iota of mainstream political values.

“Pete Hoekstra is an extreme Republican candidate who has pledged to do everything in his power to roll back the clock on women’s rights and dismantle key programs for women, children, and seniors,” said Stephanie Schriock, President of EMILY’s List. “Now, more than ever, we need strong women leaders like Senator Debbie Stabenow fighting in the Senate to ensure that women and families have access to healthcare, education, and economic security. Michigan voters have a crystal clear choice this November between a proven champion for women and an out-of-touch extremist.”

The examples of Hoekstra’s extremism are not difficult to come by. From 1996-2008, Hoekstra received 100% ratings from National Right to Life. Hoekstra opposes equal pay legislation and called the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act a “nuisance” that “shouldn’t be the law.” Hoekstra “absolutely” supports the already extreme Ryan Budget which would dismantle Medicare as we know it, and thinks it should be even “more aggressive.” He has proudly “tried to kill federal student loans for 18 years” without any regard for the 303,368 students in Michigan and 7 million students nationwide who would be affected if the Stafford Loan was eliminated.

Should these conservative candidates win in November, the 2010-2011 legislative session will seem like small potatoes compared to the radical agenda Hoekstra and his peers will push.

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10:03AM PDT on Aug 14, 2012

I`ll 2nd that Steve your a dumb fool !!

5:54AM PDT on Aug 14, 2012

Congrats Fred K. It's not easy to prove yourself more badly informed than Steve or more stupid. Nearly every single problem we have has been caused by Republicans as you would know if you took your head out of your ass. BTW, 99%+ of 'tards are right wingers who are wrong about everything.

5:05PM PDT on Aug 9, 2012

So, Steve R...Hoekstra is too extreme even for you!? And it's Obama's fault? OK.....(I must say that's about the most amusing post I've read from anyone in ages. Thank you for adding some humor to my day!)

2:16PM PDT on Aug 9, 2012

Why do people even vote for such weirdoes anyway?

2:06PM PDT on Aug 9, 2012

While I'm not very enthusiastic about Hoekstra, we need to break the libtard destruction of the nation and Stabenow must be defeated. Same goes for the POTUS race; we need to kick Borkup Obummer out though I don't like Moroni Mitt much more.

2:00PM PDT on Aug 9, 2012

The Senate is the real key to this election.

It's one thing to fire up the keyboard, & rant to the choir, but it really doesn't help much.

I've donated to Sen. McCaskill, & will again.

Don't let these teabaggers, out work us.

If we do then we deserve what we get.

1:17PM PDT on Aug 9, 2012

If Michigan needs a LOT of change--be careful what you wish for! Third World--here we come!

11:46AM PDT on Aug 9, 2012

Thanks Jessica for the article. Hoekstra must think he is running for the Senate in the year 1912 not 2012 because that's where his political agenda comes from.

10:58AM PDT on Aug 9, 2012

When you try and vote the party of NO out you better make sure that you can vote. Some States have changed their voter registration laws so that even if you wanted to vote you won't be able to. PLEASE CHECK the voter registration laws of the States that you live in NOW, so that you can have the right ID when it comes time to vote. PLEASE tell ALL your friends about this, especially students, seniors, immigrants and the poor. I am sure that the 1% will be flocking to the voting booths so that they can retain their power and money. The 99% had better start THINKING about what will happen if the republicans get in again. For example, no contraceptives which will lead to more people. Right now 7 BILLION PLUS. No abortions even for sick babies, unwanted babies because of rape or incest. No Jobs, undrinkable water because of fracking, war with Iran, no health care. Abstinence programs only, which do not work and many others. Sex Education is needed so that unwanted pregnancy and abortion can be lessened along with STD’S that can KILL your child. So if you don't vote and get as many as you can to vote along with you and the republicans get into power this may and probably will happen. Here is an idea, car pool with a car full to the voting booths (saves gas) and after you vote, have a party and KNOW that you have done your best for your country. Have a designated driver. PLEASE REMEMBER, DON'T DRINK AND DRIVE.

10:51AM PDT on Aug 9, 2012

Stabanow v Hoekstra, Stabanow's got nothing to worry about!!!

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