Paul Ryan To Campaign For Senate Candidate Hoekstra In Michigan

Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) will go campaigning in Michigan for former Congressman and current Senate candidate Peter Hoekstra, the Detroit News reports.

Ryan, as chairman of the House Budget Committee, is the author of the Republican budget proposal to convert Medicare into a privatized voucher program.

Hoekstra served in Congress from 1993 to 2010, when he ran unsuccessfully in the Republican primary for Governor of Michigan. When Republicans had the majority in the House, he served for several years of chairman of the House Intelligence Committee.

The incumbent Democrat is two-term Sen. Debbie Stabenow.

Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee press secretary Shripal Shah gave TPM this statement: “Only a lobbyist and special interest influence peddler would think it’s a good idea to double down on a reckless plan to end Medicare as we know it. Pete Hoekstra’s telling Michigan seniors everything they need to know about whose side he’d be on in Washington and it is most certainly not them.”