Former Rep. Pete Hoekstra (R-Mich.) is months from deciding whether to challenge Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D), his former campaign aide told Roll Call on Monday.
“I think we could at least be a couple months off. He still has family conversations to go through. He has not decided to jump in,” John Truscott said.
Republicans continue to seek a candidate to challenge Stabenow next year after some of the more prominent Republicans in the state have taken a pass. Hoekstra initially ruled out a run earlier this year, but he has since reconsidered his decision.
“He had pretty much closed the door on running, but there have been many high-placed officials, party officials and finance-types who have had conversations with him recently,” Truscott said. “The conversations are at least taking place, which is a step forward from where it’s been.”
Former Sen. Scott Brown, R-Mass., candidate for U.S. Senate in New Hampshire, holds his hand over his heart during the singing of the national anthem as he waits to take the stage for his town hall campaign rally with Sen. John McCain at the Pinkerton Academy in Derry, N.H., on Monday, Aug. 18, 2014.