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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Ken W.
Ken W5 years ago

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

Robert K.
Robert K5 years ago

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.

Wesley Struebing
Wesley S5 years ago

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!)

A N M.
anne M5 years ago

Why do people even vote for such weirdoes anyway?

Steve R.
Steve R5 years ago

Yup - Obama, his Merry Men, and all you Obama lovers need to be worried.

Obama has FAILED America - hopelessly! It will be his fault if people like Hoekstra are elected.

Well done spender-in-chief - you're going to be the first one term Democrat in a long time.

joanna e.
joanna e5 years ago

Republicans have always had a backward agenda..In the past it was more subtle. But we knew them by the way they griped about money and programs for the 'under represented'.
Today there is no pretense.....1.Keep the women in the kitchen. 2. If they don't have birth control they wont have time to be represented. 3 Kill the unions. 4. Keep the people ignorant. 5. Keep their money our of the public domain (taxes). 6. Keep money supplying weapons to any body who will buy them. 7. Start unnecessary wars. 8. Use fear tactics to steer the public in the way they want them to go. 9. Use the government to intimidate voters. 10.

William and Kat Dresbach

Hoekstra will take away everything the women have worked for!
Wome get Registered to Vote and Go!
Take a Car load!

Phillip M.
Phillip M.5 years ago

I have begun to wonder about Michigan and whether they deserve the type of rule they get when they continue to vote in their primaries and elections people like Hoekstra into positions of power so they can become like their Governor Snyder, a dictator over the state of Michigan and the people will continue to lose their voting rights. Are they really that dumbed down to the point or just politically ignorant that they think this person is the answer to their dreams? Don't they remember the commercial he made with the Asian American who acted like she couldn't speak English very well and affected her language thanking Debbie "spend it all" which was an insult on the Chinese as well as the people he aimed the commercial at? Even the actor came out and apologized for doing the commercial and she spoke in perfect English when she did it. This man is a sleaze and it seems this is all the republicans can vote into office anymore. The democrats hopefully, will wake up in Michigan and get to the polls in spite of the republican effort to keep them from it and demand to vote and do it. They need to vote out these evil fools who have taken over their government for the past few years and replace them with people who will listen to the people again and get the state on the right track and keep these republicans out of office for a very long time. You know what they will do when they get in power.

Fred Krohn
Fred Krohn5 years ago

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.

John chapman
John chapman5 years ago

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.