Obama takes auto-making Michigan

LANSING, Mich., Nov. 6 (UPI) -- President Obama, who campaigned heavily on his rescue of the auto industry, was rewarded with Michigan's 16 electoral votes Tuesday, CNN projected.
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WASHINGTON, Aug. 7 (UPI) -- U.S. Rep. Todd Akin was declared the Republican U.S. Senate primary winner in Missouri Tuesday and will face incumbent Democrat Claire McCaskill in November.
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WASHINGTON, Feb. 22 (UPI) -- Georgia businessman Herman Cain, who suspended his Republican presidential bid, has begun campaigning on behalf of several GOP congressional candidates.
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WASHINGTON, July 20 (UPI) -- Former U.S. Rep. Pete Hoekstra, R-Mich., announced Wednesday he will challenge Democratic Sen. Debbie Stabenow for re-election next year.

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Hoekstra's couch museum-bound

HOLLAND, Mich., Feb. 7 (UPI) -- A Michigan museum said the couch former Rep. Pete Hoekstra, R-Mich., slept on during his years in Congress will be displayed as an example of "Dutch frugality."
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Hoekstra: End bailouts, wasteful spending

WASHINGTON, May 1 (UPI) -- Rep. Pete Hoekstra, R-Mich., said Saturday Republicans are "standing with the American people" by fighting to end bailouts and wasteful spending.

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WASHINGTON, Nov. 12 (UPI) -- Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, the U.S. Army psychiatrist charged with killing 13 people at Fort Hood, Texas, may have wired money to Pakistan, a congressman says.

Hoekstra hits lack of Gitmo transfer info

WASHINGTON, Sept. 8 (UPI) -- A Michigan congressman says he's frustrated by the Pentagon's refusal to provide details on a possible move of U.S. terror detainees to a state prison.

Hoekstra won't seek 10th House term

HOLLAND, Mich., Dec. 15 (UPI) -- U.S. Rep. Pete Hoekstra, R-Mich., said Monday he will not seek a 10th term in Congress in 2010.

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ST. PAUL, Minn., Sept. 2 (UPI) -- Republican Party leaders say they'll need to concentrate on "basics" rather than ideology to regain power in the Great Lakes states.

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WASHINGTON, Dec. 17 (UPI) -- Reps. Pete Hoekstra, R-Mich., and Jane Harman, D-Calif., vowed to continue the investigation of the CIA's alleged destruction of waterboarding tapes.

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WASHINGTON, July 8 (UPI) -- U.S. Rep. Pete Hoekstra, the top Republican on the House intelligence panel, said Sunday he isn't sure Congress is ready to cut off funding for the war in Iraq.

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WASHINGTON, June 22 (UPI) -- Former U.S. Rep. Guy Vander Jagt, a Republican who represented Western Michigan for 26 years, died Friday of pancreatic cancer.

Hayden nominated for CIA top spot

WASHINGTON, May 8 (UPI) -- U.S. Air Force Gen. Michael Hayden has been chosen by U.S. President George Bush to lead the Central Intelligence Agency.
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Pete Hoekstra
Rep. Pete Hoekstra, R-MI, speaks to the press during a news conference announcing that the Senate and House have both passed the sweeping intelligence reform legislation on Capitol Hill in Washington on Dec. 8, 2004. The bill reorganizes the intelligence community under one director. (UPI Photo/Roger L. Wollenberg)

Peter "Pete" Hoekstra (born October 30, 1953) is a former Republican U.S. Representative for Michigan's 2nd congressional district who served in the House from 1993 until 2011. He was an unsuccessful candidate for Governor of Michigan in 2010 and is expected to run for the United States Senate seat of Debbie Stabenow in 2012.

Born in Groningen, The Netherlands, he moved to America with his parents at the age of three. He received a B.A. in political science from Hope College in 1975 and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Michigan in 1977.

Hoekstra has a conservative voting record, consistent with the conservative nature of the 2nd congressional district. However, he opposes amending the Constitution to prohibit flag desecration.

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