Hoekstra to Announce Entry to Michigan Governor’s Race

Posted March 26, 2009 at 4:19pm
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It looks like Republican Rep. Peter Hoekstra is set to officially enter the Michigan governor’s race on March 30. The Detroit Free Press reports that Hoekstra “has scheduled a series of news conferences Monday at which he is expected to declare his candidacy for governor in 2010.”  

Hoekstra announced in December that he would not seek a 10th term in his 2nd District seat in western Michigan.  

The incumbent governor, Democrat Jennifer A. Granholm is prevented by term limits from running again, and Republicans are eager to move the seat back into the GOP column.