Feminist Majority Endorsements

Debbie Stabenow

Debbie Stabenow is running for re-election for her third term in the U.S. Senate. She faces a general election race. There are currently 4 men vying in the August Republican primary to run against Senator Stabenow in the general election.

During her tenure, Senator Stabenow has been a strong advocate and leader for women’s rights. She has served as the Chair of the Democratic Steering & Outreach Committee which works on Democratic policy initiatives for the Senate.

Background

Elected to the Ingham County Commission, 1975-78, Chair, 1976-78 Elected to the Michigan State House of Representatives, 1978-90 Elected to the Michigan State Senate, 1990-94 Elected to the U.S. House of Representatives 1996-2000 Elected to the U.S. Senate, 2000 and re-elected in 2006 with 57% of the vote

Position on Key Issues

Senator Stabenow has been a strong leader and friend on all women's rights issues. She has used her position as Chair of the Democratic Steering & Outreach Committee to promote key women's rights issues within the Senate Democratic Leadership and to outreach to a whole host of women's groups.

Prospects

Her re-election chances are excellent. Polls show her with an average lead of 4.6 points over Hoekstra.

Opponent

Sen. Stabenow's opponent is former Congressman Pete Hoekstra.

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