US Senate candidate Hoekstra plans Super Bowl ad - WNEM TV 5

US Senate candidate Hoekstra plans Super Bowl ad

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EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) - U.S. Senate candidate Pete Hoekstra is planning to air his campaign's first television ad during the Super Bowl on Sunday.

The former congressman issued a statement Friday saying the ad was planned. It's expected to air in Michigan.

Hoekstra was scheduled to talk to reporters during Friday's taping of public television's "Off the Record" program in East Lansing. The Republican is working to fend off two other conservatives for the chance to run against Democratic incumbent Debbie Stabenow.

Stabenow's campaign issued a statement Friday saying Hoekstra is hoping to use the ad to gloss over his record.

Stabenow's campaign issued a statement Friday saying Hoekstra is hoping to use the ad to gloss over his record.

Republican Gov. Rick Snyder got a boost in name recognition in 2010 from a Super Bowl ad while running for governor. The ad labeled Snyder as "one tough nerd."

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