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    Who are the NERD fund donors Mr Snyder?

    Raise the curtain.

    And Then There Were Three

    By JGillman, Section News
    Posted on Fri Jul 20, 2012 at 08:43:21 AM EST
    Tags: Michigan, US Senate, Clark Durant, Pete Hoekstra, Randy Hekman, Gary Glenn, Debbie Stabenow (all tags)

    Michigan's US Senate race just changed a little.

    OK maybe a lot.

    Gary Glenn announced last night that he would withdraw from the race and endorse charter school founder Clark Durant.  Citing Hoekstra's voting record, Hoekstra's record on right to work, and the ability for Durant to reach out across lines to a greater base in the general, Glenn made it clear Hoekstra was not the best choice to oppose Debbie in November:

    "To help save our country from the brink of bankruptcy, our highest priority must be defeating big-spending liberals like Debbie Stabenow.  I've grown more convinced over the course of this campaign that because of the obvious vulnerability of his own big-bailout, big-debt, big-spending record, nine-term Congressman Pete Hoekstra can't beat Stabenow."

    "Since Pete Hoekstra can't beat Debbie Stabenow, my sense of duty requires me to step aside and assist the conservative candidate whose broad and growing range of support from all corners, financially and otherwise, makes him clearly more likely to defeat Congressman Hoekstra in August so we have a chance to defeat Sen. Stabenow in November. That's clearly Clark Durant."

    Glenn's announcement comes on the heels of recent radio blitz attacking Hoekstra on his record.

    A point man who had passed Right-To-Work in Idaho along with Charlton Heston, Glenn made specific reference to a comfortable relationship with Jimmy Hoffa JR by Hoekstra.  That comfortable relationship insinuated along with a record of Hoekstra opposing RTW.

    More than 40 tea party groups throughout Michigan had recently selected Glenn as their preferred candidate through the Michigan For Conservative Senate campaign. Glenn was identified through a series of debates and events as the most conservative,  yet the cost of a statewide campaign proved to be too much in the end.  Hoekstra's visible absence from most of the events where the other candidates attended will likely mean those groups break for Durant or Hekman, rather than the man who seemingly didn't consider their effort to be worth his time.

    Durant was well received in those events as well making him a likely favorite for their efforts going forward.  Randy Hekman may receive considerable support as well, given his recent endorsement by tea party favorite Dave Agema, who recently defeated Saul Anuzis for Republican National Committeeman.  Anuzis, an NPV supporter backs Durant.

    Money as always, will play a critical role in the next two weeks as we witness the shift in support, and realignment by active political elements in our state.

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    How much it will change . . . (none / 0) (#1)
    by Kevin Rex Heine on Fri Jul 20, 2012 at 09:59:25 AM EST
    . . . based on a guy who never once polled in double digits in this primary campaign remains to be seen, but I don't think it's going to be a whole lot.

    Now here's my speculation . . . (none / 0) (#3)
    by Kevin Rex Heine on Fri Jul 20, 2012 at 08:08:39 PM EST
    . . . because I can't pass up the thought.

    I'm assuming that any votes that Gary Glenn gets on August 7th will still count for him, even though he's no longer participating.

    However, what do you want to bet that someone's going to try to shift Glenn's votes over into Durant's column?

    Just saying.

    Pete TARPstra is like Danica Patrick... (none / 0) (#5)
    by KG One on Sat Jul 21, 2012 at 11:44:17 AM EST
    ...all show and no-go.

    Good for photo-ops, bad for actually accomplishing anything.

    The larger question is (none / 0) (#6)
    by Bruce on Tue Jul 24, 2012 at 08:18:32 AM EST
    which candidate has the greatest chance to unseat Ms. Debbie?

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