U.S. Senate candidates hoping for spots on Michigan’s August primary ballot have until 4:00 this afternoon to file their petition signatures with the Secretary of State.
Several Republican candidates are expected to be on the ballot. Former west Michigan congressman Pete Hoekstra filed his petitions last month and yesterday, charter schools advocate Clark Durant filed his petitions.
Durant says Michigan voters are tired of career politicians like Hoekstra and Democratic incumbent Debbie Stabenow.
“Both Pete Hoekstra and Debbie Stabenow have voted for trillions…trillions…in debt and spending. That has to change,” Durant says. “People are tired of career politicians whether they be Republicans or Democrats.”
This is not Durant’s first run for public office. He’s previously run for the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate, also for the Michigan Supreme Court and the state Board of Education.