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Michigan: Hoekstra Formally Gets In Gubernatorial Race

Rep. Pete Hoekstra (R) announced Monday that he is running for governor in 2010.

Hoekstra announced his candidacy at Inland Pipe Rehabilitation company in Detroit, according to a press release.

“We need to begin the process of rebuilding a strong Michigan: creating good jobs, promoting strong businesses and driving meaningful and measurable results,— Hoekstra said.

The nine-term Republican announced in December that he would be retiring in 2010, leaving his GOP-leaning western Michigan seat open. Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) won the 2nd district with 51 percent of the vote in 2008.

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