Michigan Republicans Lose Another Senate Candidate

There’s one fewer Republican running for the U.S. Senate in Michigan. Former Michigan Supreme Court Chief Justice Bob Young has exited the race. He announced on a Detroit radio station this morning that he is “suspending” his campaign for the GOP nomination because he wasn’t able to raise the money that he felt would be needed to successfully unseat Democratic U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow. Young is the third high-profile Republican to decide against trying to knock off Stabenow, along with Congressman Fred Upton and oil executive Lena Epstein, who headed up President Trump’s campaign in Michigan. Former Governor John Engler convinced Young to run, and he had the lead in polling done in November for the Republican nomination. His exit leaves Iraq War veteran John James and businessman Sandy Pensler as the top Republicans still in the race along with historic preservationist Bob Carr of Mackinac Island.