Monday, May 12, 2008

Hoogendyk: 30 years of Levin is enough

Senate candidate turns in 30,000 signatures to get on ballot

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                  Contact: Dave Doyle

May 12, 2008                                                                                                              (517) 372-4400


Lansing-State Rep. Jack Hoogendyk today took a major step toward his goal of being the Republican nominee to unseat five-term U.S. Senator Carl Levin when he submitted petitions with 30,000 signatures, double the 15,000 signatures needed to get on the ballot.  

"These thousands of voters have all made one thing clear: 30 years of high taxes, increased spending, and big government are enough" said Hoogendyk, R-Portage. "Michigan residents deserve better, and I intend to represent their desire for smaller government, balanced budgets and permanent tax relief."

Hoogendyk said after 30 years, Levin's support of failed policies have decimated Michigan.

"Sen. Levin's record on fighting for Michigan isn't as great as he'd have you think," Hoogendyk said.  "Michigan continues to lose jobs, we send more tax money to D.C. than we get back, and Carl Levin has never met a tax he didn't want to increase. Michigan can't afford another six years of Carl Levin."

Hoogendyk plans to continue his statewide meetings with families, employers and job seekers to talk about his ideas to help restore a strong economy to the state.



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