Wednesday, July 18, 2012 article on Detroit Free Press endorsements

Representative John Dingell

Detroit Free Press endorses candidates in Senate, House primaries
On Sunday, July 15th, the Detroit Free Press endorsed candidates in primaries for U.S. Senate, U.S. House, and Michigan House. Three of these candidates will be on the August 7th primary ballot in Washtenaw County.

Clark Durant earned the newspaper's endorsement in the Republican primary for U.S. Senate. It issued no endorsement on the Democratic primary, where Debbie Stabenow is running unopposed.

The paper endorsed candidates in both the Democratic and Republican primaries for the 12th Congressional District seat. On the Democratic side, incumbent John Dingell gained the Free Press's approval, while Karen Jacobsen received the nod among the Republican contenders.
As I noted over at Daily Kos, while I can't endorse candidates, I can certainly report on the endorsements of others, including the competition. Also, if it's bad news for Hoekstra, it's good news for Stabenow, which means it's good news for Democrats. Given the way the Republican Party is these days, that means that it's better news for sustainability.

In addition to the endorsements listed above, the article lists the approved candidates for the 11th Congressional District and the 21st Michigan House District. I had promised to write more about the 11th Congressional District; consider the paragraph in the article a down payment on that pledge.

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