Stabenow defeats Hoekstra; Potvin beats Maturen

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow has earned a third term, defeating former West Michigan Congressman Pete Hoekstra. After great expectations for a close, hard-fought race, that never materialized. That was due, in part, to Stabenow's big money advantage and big endorsements from conservative groups like the Michigan Farm Bureau, as well as Hoekstra's stumbles in the Republican primary.

Dave Camp partners with Stabenow on Asian Carp bill

Michigan's Junior U.S. Senator has partnered with a Michigan U.S. Congressman on bipartisan legislation to keep the Asian Carp out of the great lakes. Democrat Debbie Stabenow and republican U.S. Representative Dave Camp recently introduced the 'Stop Invasive Species Act' aimed at expediting an action plan for blocking the invasive species across the great lakes region.

Stabenow wants to end tax subsidies for big oil companies

Michigan's Junior U.S Senator Debbie Stabenow says billions of dollars of tax breaks to big oil companies should end. Stabenow yesterday (Monday) voted to allow debate on a bill to eliminate about $20-billion-dollars in tax subsidies to the world's five largest oil companies... Stabenow says it's an insult to pay whatever price the oil companies want at the pump out of one pocket and then deliver subsidies out of the other pocket.

Actress "sorry" for taking Hoekstra commercial role

The actress featured in U.S. Senate candidate Pete Hoekstra's controversial campaign commercial that aired during the super bowl, is apologizing for taking the role. Lisa Chan portrayed the young woman speaking broken english and thanking Senator Debbie "spend-it-now" for voting for government spending and helping the Chinese economy. Chan has apologized on her Facebook page saying it was (quote) "absolutely a mistake" and she feels horrible about her participation. (MRN)

Stabenow continues to lobby for extending payroll tax cuts

Michigan's Junior US Senator is continuing to urge congressional republicans to expand a payroll tax cut due to expire at the end of the year, despite senate rejection of one plan Thursday. US Senator Debbie Stabenow supports expanding the payroll tax cut from two-percent to three-point-one percent. She says the change would benefit $5.2 million dollars Michigan workers and add $5.5 billion into the state economy. She says if the tax cut expires on December 31st, it will end up costing Michigan taxpayers about one-thousand dollars per family next year. (MRN)

Poll shows Hoekstra with huge lead for Republican nomination in Senate bid

Poll shows improvement for Stabenow in potential match-up against Hoekstra

Durant files paperwork to enter U.S. Senate race against Stabenow

Another republican could announce run against Stabenow

Hoektra adds name to challenge Debbie Stabenow for U.S. Senate seat


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