From the AP
Zandstra struggling to qualify for U.S. Senate ballot
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — An initial, unofficial review has found that Jerry Zandstra may not have filed enough signatures to qualify his name for the U.S. Senate race, a spokeswoman for the Michigan Secretary of State said Tuesday.
If Jerry stays on the ballot, he has my vote. The major reason is because of his stance and knowledge on economic issues. His campaign is the only one I've seen emphasize economics first. Butler's campaign is based on moral issues and Bouchard's campaign is based on security. Those aren't unimportant, but economics is the big key here in Michigan.
If Jerry is not going to be on the ballot, it is unfortunate and will hurt the senate race. However - the worst case scenario is that Jerry's issues have been brought to the debate and the senate race. Bouchard and Butler both want to earn the support of Jerry's backers. I can't speak for all of them, but I'll speak for myself. My support and endorsement will go to whoever has the best economic plan, and who best emphasizes that plan. Security (outside borders) and gay marriage are not unimportant, but they are second and third tier issues to me - well behind the economy, judges, and the 2nd amendment.
Lastly, I will support whoever is the GOP nominee against Debbie Stabenow. Stabenow is a complete joke and embarassment to my state over the past ten years. She's done nothing except vote wrong on 99% of the issues. That's unacceptable, and she needs to be sent home.