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Bouchard in Michigan

By on 10.30.06 | 8:21AM

Make no mistake, few if anyone in the Senate don't understand that current Michigan Sen. Debbie Stabenow is perhaps one of the lesser lights in that august body. More than a year ago, she was targeted by the RNC as a pickup for the GOP in this midterm election.

Mike Bouchard - the more conservative Republican candidate in the primary - won his bid. But in the end his success is due more to hard core conservatives than the Republican Senate campaign committee and its chief recruiter Elizabeth Dole. Rather, if Bouchard pulls off what will be described in the Drive By Media as a huge upset (to the MSM, at least), credit should first go to Stabenow for running a haphazard, mistake ridden campaign. Then Bouchard for taking advantage of it, and standing on principle. Finally, to men like President Bush, Sen. Mitch McConnell, Sen. Sam Brownback (whose endorsement was the first Bouchard got from a national Republican at a time when he was not favored to win the nomination), and commentators like Hugh Hewitt and the Red State gang, who have consistently pushed the Bouchard candidacy.

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