Though his formal announcement is scheduled for a later time, former state Supreme Court Chief Justice Robert Young (R) confirmed that he will enter the Michigan US Senate campaign next year. Already in the Republican primary is Trump campaign state co-chair Lena Epstein, a local Troy businesswoman. Justice Young spent 17 years on the Michigan high court, winning three statewide elections, and will be favored to claim the nomination. The eventual GOP candidate faces three-term incumbent Debbie Stabenow (D), who is expected to seek re-election. Michigan is one of the ten states where a Democratic Senator must run for re-election next year in a state that President Trump carried.
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