Former Congressman Pete Hoekstra (R-MI) is challenging Democrat Senator Debbie Stabenow for her senate seat in November 2012. Hoekstra lives in Teamster country and has been supportive of them in the past. Conservative activist Gary Glenn is also running for the Michigan seat and he is calling-out Hoekstra on his record. See an important UPDATE below – a message from Gary Glenn.
The Michigan leader of the conservative American Family Association announced Tuesday that he is running for the Republican nomination in the race to unseat Democratic U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow, while another prominent GOP figure withdrew his name from consideration.
Gary Glenn, the association’s state president, said federal election law requires him to file a formal declaration of candidacy this week because he has raised more than $5,000 and launched a campaign website. The Tupelo, Miss.-based association is a strong force on the Christian right and has been active in fighting gay marriage, adoption by gay couples and individuals, and sexually oriented material.
This is where the rubber meets the road on the way to the November 2012 elections. Do we urge support for the candidate most likely to win, rather than the candidate who can get the things done we need doing? Read the details, and specifics of Hoekstra’s record, at The Other McCain. It’s important.
UPDATE: Gary Glenn left a comment on this article and I want to share it with you. If you can help him run his campaign without taking Teamsters money (which he will not do), please visit his website and donate:
Thanks, Maggie. Since my campaign won’t be benefitting from Teamster officials’ compulsory dues-funded political machine, my campaign has to rely solely on voluntary contributions from conservatives in Michigan and across the country.
Please go to http://www.GaryGlenn.US to make a contribution, or mail to Gary Glenn for U.S. Senate, PO Box 1027, Midland, Michigan 48641. Thanks again!