Former Michigan Gov. John Engler said Wednesday he believes Detroit charter school founder Clark Durant should stay out of the U.S. Senate race, leaving the road clear for former U.S. Rep. Pete Hoekstra to win the GOP nomination and challenge two-term Sen. Debbie Stabenow.
Engler, appearing on the statewide Michigan Talk Network with radio and TV host Michael Patrick Shiels, made the comments when Shiels asked him if he planned to make an endorsement, according to a transcript released by the show's producer.
"I'm just hopeful that Clark decides he will stay with education and let Pete (Hoekstra) be the candidate," Engler said on the program.
Big John usually doesn't get involved in these things, so to see his name pop up was very interesting. And not a peep lately from Daddy DeVos, who endorsed Randy Hekman a couple months back, which splits the DeVos family money in this race.
Can Durant beat Turtle Pete? Doubtful, because I'm sure he has very little name recognition outside of Detroit, but then again, Pete is a horrible campaigner and fundraiser...
Grab your popcorn, this one might be fun.