Pete Hoekstra

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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.

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.