Former U.S. Rep. Pete Hoekstra has snagged the endorsement of the Michigan Chamber of Commerce in the Michigan Senate race.
Hoekstra is trying to unseat U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow of Lansing, who is seeking her third term in Congress’ upper chamber.
Rich Studley, president and chief executive officer of the Chamber, noted in the group’s endorsement statement that Stabenow voted with chamber interests only 33 percent of the time.
“Stabenow has failed to stand up for free enterprise and failed to fight for fiscal responsibility,” Studley said. “It’s time for a change.
“Pete Hoekstra possesses the private sector experience, leadership skills and vision needed to build Michigan and America’s economic competitiveness, create jobs and move our country forward.”
Hoekstra has been trailing Stabenow in most polls of the race.