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Sandy Pensler joins GOP race for US Senate

Katie Wheeler

Millionaire businessman Sandy Pensler has joined the group of Republicans who want to be the nominee to run against incumbent Democratic Senator Debbie Stabenow. 

Pensler says he is a trained economist and an entrepreneur who understands how to drive job creation. He also says he’s a big fan of President Trump’s efforts to reduce regulations on businesses.

“President Trump has been trying to roll it back," Pensler said. "I think they’ve done a good job with that, and I want to support that and a lot of the other policies that he has provided.”

Years ago, Pensler ran for Congress as a Republican who favors abortion rights. He says that’s no longer his position on the issue.

“My views on abortion have evolved as I’ve had my own family and children," Pensler said. "I consider myself ‘pro-life’ now.”  

Pensler joins a growing GOP field that already includes businessman and military veteran John James and former state Supreme Court Justice Robert Young.

Rick Pluta is Senior Capitol Correspondent for the Michigan Public Radio Network. He has been covering Michigan’s Capitol, government, and politics since 1987.
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