Pete Hoekstra Former Michigan Congressman Hoekstra Sworn In As Netherlands Ambassador By Associated Press • Dec 11, 2017 WKAR Public Media Former Republican Congressman Pete Hoekstra is the new U.S. ambassador to the Netherlands. Hoekstra: Energy Tax Credits A Waste Of Money By Rick Pluta • Oct 26, 2012 WKAR File Photo Republican U.S. Senate candidate Pete Hoekstra says federal alternative energy business subsidies are a waste of money that he would end if given the chance. The former congressman appeared Friday on a statewide public radio call-in show. Right Leaning Farm Bureau Endorses Stabenow By Mark Bashore • Sep 20, 2012 Michigan Republicans are doing without a key supporter in 2012. The right-leaning Michigan Farm Bureau is endorsing Democrat Debbie Stabenow for another U.S. Senate term.