U.S. Senate: Durant Concedes to Hoekstra

Current U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow will face Pete Hoekstra in the November election after voters narrowed the field Tuesday during the August primary.

Former U.S. Representative Pete Hoekstra has won the Republican nomination in the U.S. Senate primary race after his main rival, Clark Durant of Grosse Pointe, conceded Tuesday shortly before 11 p.m.

Shortly after midnight, the Secretary of State's office showed Hoekstra leading the way with more than 97,000 votes while Durant was trailing with almost 59,000. There are about 30 more counties whose results are not yet included in those figures as they have not reported final results to the Secretary of State's office.

The race began with four men seeking the Republican nomination:

Current U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow, of Lansing, was the sole candidate seeking the Democratic nomination. 

Durant's concession Tuesday means Hoekstra and Stabenow will face each other in the general election in November for the seat.

The results posted at 12:12 a.m. Wednesday show Hekman received just more than 15,000 votes and Glenn received the fewest so far with just less than 15,000 votes.

Durant's campaign released a statement about his concession, in which Durant urged voters to show their support in November for Hoekstra. Durant's release also highlights his belief that voters need to unite in order to change spending and other things happening in Washington.

Billy Buchanan September 04, 2012 at 04:33 PM
You always hear about Governor Romney and Bain Capital. Therefore, Obama's team try to make this an issue in the election. Why don't we ever hear how many millions Obam has spent to cover up his past and keep it sealed from the Freedom of Information Act? What has he got to hide before becoming President. I believe if you read his book before becoming President "Dreams FROM My Father" not of my father and see the movie 1016 you'll know.
FHVoice September 04, 2012 at 04:38 PM
It's worse John, TaterSpam is posting duplicate, non-germane posts on different threads.
Potato With an E September 04, 2012 at 04:55 PM
Bain is fair game, Willard uses Bain to claim his experience there boosts his credentials to be president. Since all his income came from Bain, he should also release his tax returns, like his father did when George ran for president. As for Obama's past, I did not know that the freedom of information act applied to anything except the government. Go ahead, send a request for information to Harvard Law School and Columbia. Both are private schools.
TaterSalad September 05, 2012 at 12:08 AM
The Presidents top ten lies of many he has told but these stand out the most. He is your typical narcissist that loves himself. This not a spammy post, is not a duplicate post and actually gives some insight on what liberal media will not report to the people. How come Patch hasn't done this before or are they whimps or biased? The Presidents top ten lies of many he has told but these stand out the most. He is your typical narcissist that loves himself. http://www.exposeobama.com/2012/09/04/ten-of-barack-obamas-worst-lies/ http://www.exposeobama.com/2012/09/04/ten-of-barack-obamas-worst-lies/
Frank Lee September 05, 2012 at 01:07 AM
This entire site has become a right wing troll Fest. Patch is garbage. What does have this garbage have to do with Dearborn. If I wanted news busters I would go to newsbusters


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