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Senator Stabenow visits Delta College

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(08/08/12) - Senator Debbie Stabenow was at Delta College Wednesday, promoting her 'Jobs of the Future' tour.

Her visit comes one day after the primary election, where she learned Pete Hoekstra will face her for the U.S. Senate seat in November.

During her visit Wednesday, she highlighted the school's Fast Start Programs.

Fast Start provides a partnership between Delta College-Michigan Works and advanced chemical-solar and battery manufacturers.

The program trains people for high tech jobs and innovative businesses.

"It's absolutely critical that we get people back to work. That is job one, and while we're seeing new innovations, whether it's advanced, battery, solar, wind, bio waste manufacturing. It only works if we can match up the right skills with the right jobs that are opened," Stabenow said.

Stabenow said she got a chance to watch the primary results Tuesday, but right now, her main focus is not on the campaign - it's more about creating jobs.

"For me, I've got a lot of opportunity in the fall to campaign," she said. "I've been doing my 'Jobs for the Future' tour all across Michigan. As chair of the agriculture committee, I'm very focused on getting a farm bill that's going to cut spending, create forms and create jobs, which we're doing."

Stabenow didn't comment on how she feels about her opponent winning the primary results.

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