FLINT, Mich. (Michigan News Source) – The race to replace retiring U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow is growing.

Michigan State Board of Education President Pamela Pugh is the latest Democrat to enter Michigan’s 2024 U.S. Senate race.

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Senator Stabenow announced earlier this year that she is stepping down; voters first elected her to the U.S. Senate in 2000.

Other Democrats who have joined the race include Congresswoman Elissa Slotkin, former state Representative Leslie Love, businessman Nasser Beydoun, and attorney Zack Burns.

Nikki Snyder, another member of the Michigan State Board of Education who serves with Pugh, and businessman Michael Hoover have launched campaigns for the Republican nomination.

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Michigan’s primary is in August 2024 so there is still time for more candidates to throw their hats into the ring.