Senate Candidates Visit Downtown Lansing

By: Anthony Sabella Email
By: Anthony Sabella Email

As part of a campaign trip across Michigan, Republican Senate candidates, Pete Hoekstra and Clark Durant, made a stop in Downtown Lansing, Monday afternoon.

In fact, they were set up about a half-block away from each other; Durant at Kelly's Irish Pub and Hoekstra at Grand Traverse Pie Company.

"We started off in Southeast Michigan and we're in Flint, Lansing, Muskegon, Grand Rapids," said Hoekstra. "We've got a very aggressive 'get out the vote' effort."

In addition to meeting voters, Durant met with members of his campaign team.

"They have been just tireless for me over the last number of months," said Durant.

Both candidates are hoping to get their messages out before voting gets underway, Tuesday.

Hoekstra says, it's important to create an environment for the economy to grow and points to his experience in the U.S. House of Representatives as a way to back that plan.

"That's the kind of environment where you learn about getting things done and having solutions," said Hoekstra.

Durant is buying what Hoekstra says and claims he is the only candidate who can defeat Democrat, Senator Debbie Stabenow, in November.

"The perception of Pete as a conservative has been put to rest because he has voted even to the left of Debbie Stabenow," said Durant.

For both Republican candidates, at this point, it is about finishing strong.

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