Stabenow not endorsing in primary as Michigan’s U.S. Senate race narrows

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But Stabenow said she’ll support the Democratic nominee in the general election as well as other Democrats on the ballot, including President Joe Biden and candidates for the state House. 

“I’m deeply involved in supporting the president and Vice President (Kamala) Harris, and, once the primary is over, will be deeply involved in making sure my senate seat stays blue,” she said. 


Stabenow’s decision not to run for re-election this fall opened up a swing state seat as national Republicans make a serious play for control of the upper chamber and Democrats seek to hold their one-seat majority.

Multiple candidates are vying for both the Republican and Democratic nominations in what’s expected to be a close general election race. 

The bipartisan State Board of Canvassers on Friday voted unanimously to disqualify Beydoun, a Dearborn business owner, because he listed a post office box on his nominating petitions instead of a street address required under Michigan law.

“I did nothing wrong in my petitions and my filings,” Beydoun told canvassers before the vote, arguing that using a P.O. Box rather than a home address didn’t affect the legitimacy of voter signatures he collected.

Beydoun indicated he may still take the matter to court and suggested his petition address was a matter of personal safety: “With today’s political environment … you want everybody in the state to know where you live?”

Separately, the board rejected longshot challenges and instead certified petition signatures from Slotkin and former U.S. Rep. Mike Rogers, the early frontrunner for the GOP nomination for U.S. Senate. 

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