Bachmann endorses Hoekstra to run against Stabenow for U.S. Senate

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Friday, September 23, 2011 at 1:55 pm | More from The Michigan Messenger

Rep. Pete Hoekstra has picked up the endorsement of GOP presidential candidate Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) in his race for the Republican nomination to challenge Sen. Debbie Stabenow next year.
RightMichigan.com has the entire letter from Hoekstra announcing the endorsement:

“P.S. Michele Bachmann has endorsed my campaign for U.S. Senate in Michigan against Debbie Stabenow. We need your help to take this seat back and restore fiscal sanity in Washington! Harry Reid is pulling out all the stops and holding a fundraiser for Senator Stabenow next week in Las Vegas. Please help us fight back against the special interests who are allowed to contribute as much as $10,000 each to her campaign. Will you donate today?”

In the letter, Hoekstra also quotes Bachmann praising the former congressman.

“Pete’s a great friend with a real vision for helping Michigan to lead the fight against the Obama / Stabenow agenda. Replacing Barack Obama with a Constitutional Conservative is vital, but we also need an overhaul in the U.S. Senate. Pete Hoekstra is a real conservative. He joined me in starting the House Tea Party Caucus, and we need him as Michigan’s next Senator. This is your opportunity to send a strong message to Washington by electing a Senator who will work to restore the freedom that will put Michigan back to work with a pro-growth economy.” Michele Bachmann

Stabenow’s campaign wasted no time in capitalizing on Bachmann’s endorsement of Hoekstra. Annette Rodgers, finance director for Stabenow for Senate campaign sent a fundraising appeal Friday morning, which read in part:

Michele Bachmann wants to be the President, and she wants people like Pete Hoekstra at her side in the Senate. Today, she endorsed him in his campaign to defeat Debbie Stabenow.

In case you missed it, here’s Michele Bachmann’s “jobs package”:

“if we took away the minimum wage — if conceivably it was gone — we could potentially virtually wipe out unemployment completely because we would be able to offer jobs at whatever level.”

At whatever level!

If you think that sounds like a good plan for Michigan’s economy… well, now you know who Michele Bachmann thinks you should vote for.

But if you think that sounds like a disaster for Michigan families, you should think about helping Debbie’s campaign.

Hoekstra is facing Randy Hekman, Gary Glenn, Peter Konetchy and Clark Durant in the primary election.

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