Former Supreme Court Chief Justice Bob Young announces 2018 Senate bid

Jun 20, 2017

Robert Young, Jr.
Credit Michigan Supreme Court

Robert Young, the former Chief Justice of the Michigan Supreme Court, has announced that he plans to run for U.S. Senate in 2018. He confirmed his future bid at the annual Fourth Congressional Republican District Breakfast on Monday.

Although the announcement was technically unofficial, the 65-year-old conservative says he will run against Democratic incumbent Debbie Stabenow, who has held the position since 2001.

The Midland Daily News quotes Young as saying Stabenow "loves government more than she loves us." He describes himself as a black, conservative Republican and says those words are "almost never spoken in the English language."

Young announced his retirement from the Supreme Court in April, where he served for 18 years.