One of former Rep. Pete Hoekstra’s (R-Mich.) primary opponents dropped out of the race to challenge Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D) this week.
Oakland County Water Resources Commissioner John McCulloch announced he’s leaving the race and is backing Hoekstra now that the former Congressman is running.
But Hoekstra might not be alone for long. Charter school executive Clark Durant told reporters last week that he plans to announce whether he’ll run by the end of August. Republicans expect Durant to jump in.
Recent polling shows Republicans could give Stabenow a run for her money in 2012. A Public Policy Polling survey released this week showed the Senator leading Hoekstra by single digits, 50 percent to 41 percent. PPP, a Democratic survey firm, did not show results for Durant in the publicly released poll.
The survey took the opinion of 593 Michigan voters July 21-24 and had a 4-point margin of error.
On Dec. 19, 2013, the Architect of the Capitol gave a special media tour of the infrastructure surrounding the Rotunda, and the interior and exterior of the Capitol Dome. This past fall, the AOC began a multi-year restoration project that will repair the more than 1,000 cracks and deficiencies from weather and age, and restore the Dome to its former splendor.
Each year since 1990, CQ Roll Call has reviewed the financial disclosures of all 541 senators, representatives and delegates to determine the 50 richest members of Congress. This year's report, derived from forms covering the calendar year 2012, shows it took a net worth of $6.67 million to crack the exclusive club.