Pete Hoekstra Wants Six Debates with Debbie Stabenow

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

HOLLAND, Mich. (AP) -- Republican U.S. Senate candidate Pete Hoekstra is calling for six debates with Democratic incumbent Debbie Stabenow.
In a news release issued Friday, Hoekstra says it's "time for Senator Stabenow to answer for her record in public."
Stabenow campaign spokesman Cullen Schwarz says "we look forward to the candidates debating, and as with every statewide race, the campaigns will need to sit down with each other and figure out when that can happen."
Hoekstra won the GOP nomination last week. Now, the former congressman from Holland is turning his attention to Stabenow, who's seeking a third term.
She has four times the available campaign cash as Hoekstra and led him in polling conducted ahead of the primary that asked likely voters about a head-to-head matchup between the two.


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  • by Anonymous on Aug 20, 2012 at 07:14 AM
    She won't agree to 6. That's giving him free air time. If she has that much more money than him she will make him pay for all of his TV time and still be able to outspend him.
  • by Jason Location: Jackson on Aug 19, 2012 at 06:54 PM
    Who cares? Who cares? Who cares???
  • by Mark Location: Okemos on Aug 18, 2012 at 07:24 AM
    How could anyone stay awake through SIX debates by these two boring, not wildly bright, individuals. How about two, each at 2 AM.
  • by Anonymous on Aug 18, 2012 at 03:29 AM
    He would be lucky to get one with her. politicians who are afraid of the truth coming out do not want to do debates.
  • by theresa Location: jackson on Aug 17, 2012 at 06:55 PM
    I don't think Pete could come up with enough material for 5 debates. Let me see she helped farmers, she helped write the bill to prosecute wall street insiders and banksters and government employees using insider trading,she has tried to slow the onslaught of laws based on womens rights in the work place and health choices and needs. What is to debate?
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      by Elaine on Aug 18, 2012 at 05:35 PM in reply to theresa
      I like your comments and agree with you
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