Michigan Chamber Recommends Hoekstra or Durant for U.S. Senate

July 17, 2012

The Michigan Chamber of Commerce today announced its position on the campaign for U.S. Senate.

“Sadly, at a time when Michigan residents need more and better jobs, Senator Debbie Stabenow has a cumulative voting record of only 33 percent with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce on bills that would have helped spark economic growth and job creation,” said Rich Studley, President & CEO of the Michigan Chamber of Commerce. “During her years in the U.S. Senate, government spending has skyrocketed out of control; the federal government has accumulated a massive budget deficit; and Congress is now careening toward a fiscal cliff.

“Michigan’s working families and job providers cannot afford another six years of more of the same,” added Studley. “It’s time for a change.”

“After carefully evaluating the four other candidates for U.S. Senate, the Michigan Chamber’s PAC Board of Directors unanimously concluded there are two well-qualified individuals who have a strong commitment to free enterprise and the ability to win in both the August Primary and November General Election,” said Jim Holcomb, Senior Vice President of Business Advocacy & General Counsel for the Michigan Chamber. “Therefore, the Michigan Chamber recommends voting for either Clark Durant or Pete Hoekstra for the U.S. Senate on August 7th.”