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    Who are the NERD fund donors Mr Snyder?

    Raise the curtain.

    Pete TARPstra Already Campaigning Like The Nerd

    By Corinthian Scales, Section News
    Posted on Mon Nov 14, 2011 at 10:45:37 PM EST
    Tags: US Senate Republican Primary Debate, Scotty Bowman, Clark Durant, Gary Glenn, Randy Hekman, Peter Konetchy (all tags)

    Pete is obviously banking on the Party's coronation as a win against Sen. Stabenow.

    Five candidates for the GOP senate primary will debate this weekend in Richland.

    The Plainwell Patriots will be hosting the debate at 7 p.m. Saturday at Gracespring Bible Church, 8643 Gull Road, Richland, said Cindy Gramat, founder of the Tea Party group.

    The candidates attending include:

    Scotty Boman, former Libertarian candidate for Senate and current college instructor, teaching physics at Wayne County Community College and astronomy at Macomb Community College.

    Clark Durant, Hillsdale College, founder of Imprimis and co-founder of the Cornerstone Schools.

    Gary Glenn, president of the American Family Association of Michigan and straw poll winner of the Dewitt Debate.

    Randy Hekman, former Kent County prosecutor and juvenile court judge.

    Peter Konetchy, software developer and businessman.

    Rest here

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    Cats and hot stove lids (none / 0) (#1)
    by Pogo on Tue Nov 15, 2011 at 05:55:38 AM EST
         Mr. Hoekstra did show up for the Mid-Michigan TEA Party Patriots forum, on Sept. 29 in DeWitt. I think he learned his lesson then, and lost interest in any more. The other candidates, especially Gary Glenn, tore into his record, and there was plenty to rip him up and down with. Hoekstra didn't have anything to say in defense of his past votes, just sat back and looked stoic and unhappy. Finally, after about 70 minutes, he said there were reasons to not make Democrat enemies, he needed to build coalitions to get bills passed. That did not go over well with the audience.      
         Near the end he claimed he had a 100% conservative rating from somebody or other, and said "If I made a mistake I'm sorry." It didn't look like much fun for Mr. Hoekstra, and I doubt I'll see him again at a similar event.

    I don't blame him (none / 0) (#2)
    by archiespeck on Tue Nov 15, 2011 at 10:15:46 AM EST
    Hoekstra is focused on defeating Stabenow and stopping the Obama agenda of destroying our economy. I don't blame him for not wanting to debate a bunch of lightweights like Gary Glenn and Peter Konetchy about abortion, school prayer and other things that don't matter to the majority of Michigan residents.

    I was at this event . . . (none / 0) (#8)
    by Kevin Rex Heine on Fri Nov 25, 2011 at 08:36:01 PM EST
    . . . and to be honest with you, it wasn't all that different from the DeWitt event back in September, other than that the Richland stage was a candidate light.  (I have the video from the DeWitt event, and I really need to remember to get it posted.)

    Archie, you're dead wrong on the rest of the field being lightweights.  While they may not have the name recognition and/or fundraising horsepower of Hoekstra and Durant, fully half of them would be formidable contenders should they secure the necessary signatures to qualify for the primary ballot.

    I will, however, cede the point that whosoever should secure the republican nomination will then have to go up against Debbie's campaign warchest that is (as of the October FEC filing) at least $6 million . . . and growing.

    I was able to secure commitments from Boman, Durant, Glenn, Hekman, and Konetchy to sit for an interview for RightMichigan.  I'm in contact with Hoekstra's campaign team to accomplish the same.

    And you know how I interview.

    He's back .... (none / 0) (#13)
    by Pogo on Mon Nov 28, 2011 at 12:39:33 PM EST
     .... at least when there aren't any other candidates present.

    Just came across this:

    "Pete Hoekstra, Republican primary candidate for the U.S. Senate will be our guest on Monday, November 28, at 7:00 p.m. At the Williams Township Hall, located at 1080 W. Midland Road, Auburn, MI.
    This event is being held by Mid Michigan Patriots of Mt. Pleasant in cooperation with We The People of Mid Michigan at the We The People meeting hall in Auburn.
    1080 W Midland Rd, Auburn, MI 48611-9569"

    One more forum tomorrow (none / 0) (#15)
    by Pogo on Mon Nov 28, 2011 at 02:04:49 PM EST
         For anyone in driving range of Milford, there will be another candidate forum at 7pm on Tuesday, Nov. 29. (Seven candidates are scheduled to be there. Mr. Hoekstra .... isn't.)

    Details at:

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