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  1. From the Detroit Free Press:

    Hoekstra relentlessly kept his focus on Stabenow throughout the primary campaign, criticizing her for what he says is runaway spending in government. For months, it appeared Hoekstra would be the nominee, and Bill Ballenger, the publisher of Lansing-based Inside Michigan Politics, said Tuesday it was only a matter of how big a win he would have.

    Former U.S. Rep. Pete Hoekstra beat Republican challenger Clark Durant, 56-31 in the Michgian Republican Senate primary on Tuesday. Hoekstra now moves to the general election in November to face off with Democratic challenger and current U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow.

    freep.com »

  2. "We sent multiple emails to over 42,000 FreedomWorks PAC members in Michigan, and the message came back loud and clear: they want Clark Durant to be their Senator,” FreedomWorks PAC Executive Director Max Pappas said in a statement.

    — A prominent conservative Washington, D.C., group endorsed Clark Durant over Peter Hoekstra on Tuesday prior to the Michigan Republican Senate primary election. U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., currently enjoys a 12-point lead over Hoekstra, who is seen as the front runner for the GOP ticket. Hokestra also on Tuesday accused Durant of violating campaign finance laws

    livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com »

  3. — Following U.S. Rep. Thaddeus McCotter’s resignation from Congress last week, efforts now are in motion for a special election to fill the vacant spot. 

    mlive.com »

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