DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Regional Chamber's Political Action Committee board is endorsing Democratic U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow ahead of Michigan's August primary.
The business organization announced the decision Thursday.
The group said the PAC's board couldn't decide between former U.S. Rep. Pete Hoekstra and charter schools executive Clark Durant for an endorsement in the Republican primary, which could be a blow as they compete to taken on Stabenow. Randy Hekman and Gary Glenn also are on the ballot in the GOP primary.
The group says Durant and Hoekstra are "capable and qualified" candidates. The PAC plans endorsements ahead of the November general election.
PAC Chairman Terence A. Thomas Sr. says Stabenow "has been pivotal in efforts to leverage our state's assets to create jobs, attract talent and investment."