United States Senate Election in Michigan, 2012

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The Michigan United States Senate election in 2012 will be held on November 6, 2012. Incumbent Democratic U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow is running for re-election to a third term. Debbie Stabenow was first elected to the senate in 2000 and won the re-election in 2006.


Democratic Primary

Republican Primary

  • Chad Dewey, businessman
  • Randy Hekman, former juvenile court judge
  • Pete Hoekstra, former U.S. representative
  • Peter Konetchy, businessman
  • John McCulloch, Oakland County Water Resources Commissioner



July 20: Former US Representative Pete Hoekstra announces that he's filing paperwork to run for the US Senate from Michigan in the 2012 Election. In a statement, Hoekstra said:

"Over the last couple of years, the spending in Washington has spun out of control. Michigan needs a U.S. Senator who will cut spending without raising taxes and help create jobs. Replacing Debbie Stabenow means we'll be one step closer to the economic recovery our state's working families deserve."
"After a good deal of reflection, I've decided that I cannot sit on the sidelines while the president and U.S. Senate mortgage our children and grandchildren's future."

July 15: John McCulloch, the Oakland County Water Resources Commissioner, announces that he's running for U.S. Senate against in 2012 Senate Elections. In a statement, Mulloch said:

"I am running for the United States Senate because I can no longer stand by while President Obama and his Democratic cronies in the Congress continue to mortgage America's future on the backs of our children and their children's children with a national debt so large it is difficult to comprehend,"

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