Senator Stabenow Ready For Third Term

By: Shannon Kantner Email
By: Shannon Kantner Email

Celebrating at a casino is usually rare, but on election night, the MGM Grand in Detroit was the place to celebrate if you were a Michigan Democrat.

Senator Debbie Stabenow called the race before 10:00 p.m., defeating Pete Hoekstra to begin her third term as a U.S. Senator.

Stabenow's family joined her on stage for her speech, where she called the win a "victory for the middle class."

"It really is about our country," Stabenow said. "People are sick and tired of wasting time and wasting money, and folks not working together, and so I'm going to do everything that I can to play a positive role in that."

She told the crowd of supporters it's been "a lot of hard work, a lot of sacrifice, but we're finally coming back." Stabenow is ready to hit the ground running and work as a team with both sides of the aisle.

"For us in Michigan, we don't have have time for this," Stabenow said. "We need to be pushing forward and getting things done, and creating jobs, and so that's what I'm going to do."

Stabenow thanked her volunteers and President Obama for sticking with Michigan and the auto industry.

She said Pete Hoekstra called to congratulate her, and she recognized that was tough, and she really appreciated it. is happy to provide a forum for commenting and discussion. Please respect and abide by the house rules:

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