(08/22/12) - Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate Pete Hoekstra was stumping in Genesee County Wednesday.
Hoekstra was in Grand Blanc highlighting the difference between him and Democrat Senator Debbie Stabenow, who he's trying to unseat.
The former Michigan Congressman was joined Wednesday by state house and senate colleagues. He believes the lead that Michigan took to turn its economy around should be done in Washington.
Hoekstra said the choice couldn't be more clear more for voters in November. He is also challenging Stabenow to debate her record in the Senate, compared to his record as a Congressman.
He believes in order to get Michigan back working again, three things needs to happen: reform medicare and medicaid, restructure the tax code and cut spending.
To counter Hoekstra's attacks, Senator Stabenow's office released this statement:
"It's odd Hoekstra is lecturing anyone about the budget given that he voted for the budget-busting Bush tax cuts for millionaires, taxpayer-funded giveaways to special interests like big oil and drug companies, and the Wall Street bailout. Michigan needs a Senator like Debbie who has always fought for Michigan families."
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