Republican Candidate Bob Young Drops Out Of 2018 Race

Jan 4, 2018

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(MPRN-Lansing) A Republican U.S. Senate candidate from Michigan is stepping down from the race. 

Bob Young is a former Chief Justice of the Michigan Supreme Court. Young was hoping to get his party’s nomination to take on long-time incumbent Democratic Senator Debbie Stabenow. During an interview with Detroit radio station WJR, Young said the Republicans need to gather around a candidate as soon as possible – so he’s reducing the competition.

“I don’t need another public office and I thought the better course to ensure her defeat was for me to step aside.”

Still left in the race for the Republicans are businessman John James and financier Sandy Pensler. Voters will choose the winner during the August primary.