Cass Tea Party backs GlennPublished 10:50pm Thursday, February 9, 2012
CASSOPOLIS — Republican U.S. Senate candidate Gary Glenn of Midland Tuesday night won the support of the delegates a Cass County TEA Party group will send to a statewide convention of 55 such groups later this month where they will endorse and unite behind one candidate in the GOP Senate primary.
Glenn, who visited Dowagiac in October, won the support of the Cass County 912 Tea Party, who will send their delegates to vote for Glenn at the Michigan 4 Conservative Senate statewide TEA Party convention on Feb. 25.
In an e-mail to the U.S. Senate candidates, Cass County 912 TEA Party leader Scott Davis reported results of the vote: Glenn 68 percent, Clark Durant 22 percent and former nine-term Congressman Pete Hoekstra 9 percent.
In an interview at Zeke’s Glenn, 53, said he supports state and national Right to Work laws as central to his campaign. The former Idaho county commissioner from Hickory, N.C., has lived in Michigan since 1998 and served 12 years as president of the non-profit American Family Association of Michigan and co-authored the Marriage Protection Amendment state voters passed in 2004.
“There are thousands of TEA Party patriots across Michigan who deeply love America and are committed to the hard work that’s required to bring our country back from the brink of socialism,” Glenn said. “I will be both humbled and proud to fight alongside them to defeat one of the most liberal U.S. senators in the country (Debbie Stabenow) and help preserve a free country to pass on to our children.”
Last week, Glenn won the support of the Kalamazoo-based VanKal TEA Party Patriots, who will send their delegates to vote for Glenn at the MI4CS convention.
In December, Glenn was endorsed by Fox News host and former Gov. Mike Huckabee.