Karma’s a hardass, Pete
Pete Hoekstra, the Republican Party’s leading hopeful to defeat Democrat Debbie Stabenow in November is not looking so hopeful these days. Right out of the chute he ran a clearly racist ad during the Superbowl. That was such a catastrophe that he has since scrubbed all mention of it from every corner of the internet he could.
This past week he joined the GOP’s War on Women by calling the Lilly Ledbetter Act — the law that forces employers to pay women the same as men for equal work or face a lawsuit — “a nuisance”. Yes, Pete, it’s such a damned nuisance to pay the ladies the same as men.
All of this is taking its toll on Hoekstra’s campaign. In February, he was down in the polls against Stabenow 53-42%.
Now we find out his campaign donations are down by nearly a third.
Donations to U.S. Senate candidate Pete Hoekstra dropped about 30 percent from last quarter — the first fundraising numbers since his controversial Super Bowl ad debuted.
The former GOP congressman reported on his Facebook page late Friday he raised $700,000 in the first three months of this year, down from his previous two quarters of about $1 million apiece.
Hoekstra is vying for the GOP nomination to challenge Democratic Sen. Debbie Stabenow in November. Stabenow doubled Hoekstra’s fundraising this quarter at $1.5 million, her strongest posting to date.
Congratulations, Pete. You’re facing a karma storm of your own making. And karma, as we all know, can be a real bitch.
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