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Gov. Snyder endorses former U.S. Rep. Pete Hoekstra in Senate race, while having 31% job approval rating

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Gov. Rick Snyder (R) has endorsed former U.S.
Rep. Pete Hoekstra (R) in upcoming
Michigan Senator seat race against
incumbent Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D). 
Michigan's Gov. Rick Snyder (R) endorsed former U.S. Congressman Pete Hoekstra (R) in the upcoming race for 2012, against current Senator Debbie Stabenow (D), who will be seeking a third-term. 
Gov. Snyder announced his endorsement in Southfield, Michigan on Sunday, August 28th, according to the Detroit Free Press.
“Through the campaign process, I gained a lot of respect for Pete. He is a true fiscal conservative, this guy even slept on his couch in his office,” Snyder said. “He’s a person of the highest integrity and I consider him a friend,” he noted.
Hoekstra, of Holland, said he wants the job to help reform and strengthen the relationship between Washington, D.C., and the states.
“We’ve had a great start in the state. But Michigan needs to be in a partnership with Washington, D.C., in terms of philosophy and fiscal discipline,” Hoekstra said.
Ironically, Hoekstra and Snyder were rivals during Michigan’s 2010 path to the nomination for Governor of Michigan in Republican primary.
Gov. Snyder’s endorsement comes at a time when his own job performance approval rating among Michiganders stands on shaky ground, less than nine months after being sword into the states’ highest elected office on January 1, 2011.

A poll released by Michigan State University on August 5th, highlighted that Gov. Snyder receives a 69% negative job rating among the state registered voters. Additionally, only 47% of Michigan voters felt as if the governors’ current policies will result in their personal situations being better off, one year from now.

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Michigan's U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D) at a jobs
rally in 2010.
The EPIC/MRA poll of Lansing conducted during August 13-16th, surveying 600 registed voters shows that current Michigan Sen. Debbie Stabenow has managed expanded her lead to nine points over Republican challenger former U.S. Rep. Pete Hoekstra since February. 
Sen. Stabenow holds a 47%-38% lead over Hoekstra.
One of the primary sources of Sen. Stabenow lead stands with Michigan's Independent voters, who decided the states’ gubernatorial election in 2010 on behalf of then candidate Rick Snyder.
 “She’s (Stabenow) performing much better among independent voters,” said Bernie Porn, the pollster for EPIC/MRA.
Hoekstra, who served nearly 18 years in Congress, states that although having a keen understanding on how Washington works, it doesn’t make him an “insider.”
“I’ve never been a friend to Washington, D.C., or expanding D.C.,” Hoekstra cited. “This race is not about beating up on Republicans. Because the ultimate prize is not winning the primary, it’s winning the Senate race in November,” he stated.
Also in the race Michigan’s U.S. Senate Republican primary nomination are former Kent County Probate Judge Randy Hekman, Roscommon businessman Peter Konetchy and conservative activist Gary Glenn.

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