Hoekstra endorsed by three more in race for Senate
Former Congressman Pete Hoekstra has racked up more high profile endorsements — this time from other states.
CNN reports that Hoekstra has picked up the endorsements of Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa), Gov. John Kasich (R-Ohio) and Sen. Pat Toomey (R-Pennsylvania). The endorsements came at a campaign fundraiser in Holland Friday. Hoekstra is fighting for the GOP nomination to challenge U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-Lansing).
The three Republican politicians heaped praise on Hoekstra.
“Pete Hoekstra and I stood side by side as we reformed welfare, fought government spending, balanced the budget, and implemented pro-growth tax policies,” said Kasich. “I am proud to support him and know that he will make an excellent United States Senator.”
And from Toomey:
“Pete Hoekstra and I served together in Congress and he was one of my best pro-growth allies,” said Toomey. “We need him in the United States Senate so that we can fight together to cut government spending and reduce the debt.”
Hoekstra is drawing a lot of endorsements from Michigan’s GOP mainstream, but Clark Durant has also drawn large endorsements, including former Sen. Spencer Abraham, as well as former Michigan GOP chairs Betsy DeVos and Saul Anuzis. Former Governor John Engler has encouraged Durant to drop out of the race to make way for Hoekstra, who had originally declined to run.