The national media has finally figured out what our Chris Savage has been saying all year — Republicans never wanted Terri Lynn Land as their candidate for U.S. Senate in Michigan. Avoiding debates, skirting the press, and making no scheduled public appearances isn’t her strategy. It’s a reaction to self-destructing after just a few questions from the press during a […]Read more ›
Category: Pete Hoekstra
2012 was a year full of politics in Michigan. As a political writer, particularly one writing from the progressive side of things, I never had a single day where there wasn’t something happening in Michigan worth writing about. We weren’t far into 2012 before I realized that women were standing up and speaking out in larger numbers and with a louder, stronger voice than any other group of people in our state. So much so that I have taken to calling 2012 the Year of Michigan Women in Politics.Read more ›
Pete Hoekstra calls Germany, China, Japan and other countries “stupid” for investing in clean energy
Now THAT’S foreign policy!
Pete Hoekstra sat down for a radio interview and call-in show with Michigan Radio’s Rick Pluta today and one of the things they discussed was government investments in clean energy. Hoekstra made an astonishing statement about the major world powers whose governments are making investments in moving toward more clean energy, calling them “stupid”.
Details on this and on Pete Hoekstra’s change of heart on clean energy investments after the jump.Read more ›
“We feel like the Rodney Dangerfield of Senate races.” There’s been a lot of talk about “The Stench” surrounding Mitt Romney’s campaign. Pete Hoekstra’s campaign is in such a bad way, nobody is really even talking about it anymore. A campaign official actually told The Nation, “We feel like the Rodney Dangerfield of Senate races.” There’s good reason for that: […]Read more ›
This is the ‘Party of Lincoln’ the same way the Honda Odyssey is the ‘Car of Homer’ Democrats are now favored to retain control of the Senate, according to ace poll guy Nate Silver. This is a stunning reversal. Just a few months ago, Republican control of the Senate seemed likely. Best-case scenario was a 50-50 split and prayer that […]Read more ›
Couldn’t stop for even one day? REALLY?
Yesterday, political campaigns with any integrity at all pulled their ads and took a day off to honor Americans killed in the September 11th attacks 11 years ago. But not Pete Hoekstra.
Hoekstra continued to run is pathetic “Worst Senator” ad campaign which is nothing but a hypocritical attack on Senator Stabenow with no substance about what he represents.
The Stabenow campaign DID pull its ads for the day. In fact, the ad they are currently running here at Eclectablog was pulled until this morning after they contacted me and asked me to take it down for the day.
More details after the jump.Read more ›
Aw, geez. That’s it? That’s all you have?
Debbie Stabenow has been a busy Senator lately. In addition to introducing and fighting for a Farm Bill that would help farmers devastated by the 2012 drought, in the past week she was at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, NC, at the Michigan Democratic Party’s state convention this past weekend, at a fundraiser headlined by singer/songwriter James Taylor in Farmington Hills, MI, and appeared this morning on Tony Trupiano’s First Shift radio show.
Meanwhile, her opponent Pete Hoekstra, trailing by 9% in the latest PPP poll, has been busy launching another of his pathetically lame efforts to smear her. This time, it’s a website called WorstSenator.com.
I’m not kidding.
Click through for details.Read more ›
New Progress Michigan ad slams Pete Hoekstra for abandoning Michigan citizens for his own self-interest #GetRealPete
Get real, Pete Hoekstra
Progress Michigan has a new ad out this morning that hammers Republican candidate for Senator Pete Hoekstra for his efforts to end Medicare and privatize Social Security while benefiting financially for being a corporate lobbyist.
It’s a great ad. Check it out (and more) after the jump.Read more ›
You have to hand it to Pete Houkstra — the man has gall. He’s running for Senate against Senator Debbie Stabenow and yet he wants to repeal the 17th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution that allows for the direct election of Senators.
I wish I were kidding.Read more ›