Watch The Michigan US Senate Debate On TV & Online

The following was in the latest Jack Hoogendyk Campaign E-mail:

Many of you may have seen the WGVU debate on television or on the web. We have now been informed that the Detroit Economic Club Debate between Jack and Senator Levin will be broadcast tonight, October 23, at 10 pm on WTVS/Channel 56 in the Detroit area. It will be broadcast again on Channel 56 this Sunday, October 26, at 4 pm. If you don’t live in the Detroit area but would like to see the debate, you can catch it on the web by clicking here.
I hope you get a chance to see part or all of the debate. It was an exciting time, and Jack did a great job!
Have a great day,
Danae Brack
Campaign Manager
Hoogendyk for US Senate

Two Debates In Michigan US Senate Race Sun & Mon!!

The following is the latest note from the Jack Hoogendyk For Senate campaign:  

The US Senate debates will take place this Sunday and Monday, thanks to so many of you who called and emailed Senator Levin to urge him to participate. Now, don’t forget to tune in and watch!

The first debate, hosted by WGVU and Grand Valley State University, will be on Sunday, October 19th, at 7pm. You should be able to view it virtually anywhere in Michigan, because it will be broadcast live on the following stations state-wide: WGVU-TV Grand Rapids/Kalamazoo, WCMU-TV Mt. Pleasant, WDCQ-TV University Center, WFUM-TV Flint/Ann Arbor, WDET-TV Detroit, WKAR-TV East Lansing, WNMU-TV Marquette, and WNIT Public Television out of South Bend/Elkhart, IN. If you don’t get to see the debate live, or don’t have a television, you will be able to catch the debate in its entirety at, where the debate will be streamed for up to a week afterward
The final debate will be held on Monday, October 20th, at noon. This event will be hosted by the Detroit Economic Club at the Detroit Marriott. The Detroit Economic Club has made tickets available — you can find out more about that here. Although this debate will not be televised, it will be streamed to WXYZ-TV/Channel 7’s
I am looking forward to this opportunity. I hope you will tune in and watch — and don’t forget to tell your friends and neighbors!
Jack Hoogendyk


Huge, mondo Congratulations are in order to my friends in Michigan!! They have been fighting hard to get a debate planned between Carl Levin and Jack Hoogendyk in the US Senate race up there.   Up to this point Levin has refused to take up  Hoogendyk on his invitation to debate the important issues.  That is UNTIL TODAY!!!  Their prayers and mine have now been answered!!!  

Monday, October 20, 2008 — 11:30 am @ Detroit Marriott Hotel
Tickets $75

2008-2009 Season

Agenda: Network Cafe & Speaker Reception – 11:30 a.m.
Luncheon – 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Senatorial Debate

The Honorable Carl   Levin The Honorable Carl Levin 
U.S. Senator
State of Michigan
The Honorable Jack  Hoogendyk The Honorable Jack Hoogendyk 
U.S. Representative & U.S. Senatorial Candidate
State of Michigan
  • Meeting Date: Monday, October 20, 2008
  • Time: 11:30 a.m.
  • Location: Detroit Marriott

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Why Are We Having A Debate Tonight?

I have one simple question.  WHY ARE WE HAVING A DEBATE TONIGHT????  Our nation is in economic and financial crisis and it is not being helped that the two major Presidential candidates are sitting Senators.  As I understand it at this hour there is no solution to the problem.  The deals have not been finalized yet.  So you send the two sitting senators out to Oxford Mississippi to a debate while they should be holed up with everyone else on Capitol Hill until a consensus solution is agreed upon?!  ARE YOU KIDDING ME???  Yes this whole issue has been politicized all week long but it should not be up to McCain or Obama whether the debate is held.  This debate should have been postponed by the people in charge until a solution is reached on the current crisis because both of them should be a part of the solution, no matter if we agree with the solution or not.  

But hey would you expect anything less from the hate-America mainstream media (yep Fox News you are part of the problem too) that runs these debates?  This is par for the course for these morons!  Thanks a lot for being part of the problem and leaving our nation’s economy and finances in a bind.  


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There was a CNN debate scheduled for February 28th that was to be sponsored by the Ohio Republican Party but it has been wrongfully canceled. I think the nation deserves to hear a one-on-one debate on the issues between John McCain and Mike Huckabee. I know you will as well. So would you please do two things:

1. Please go sign this petition
2. Spread the word to everyone you know so they can sign the petition too.

Thank you!

Our Prayers Have Been Answered – Mike Nails California Debate!

The big story revolving around this last debate of the cycle tonight was John McCain Vs Mitt Romney. McCain was endorsed by Giuliani before the debate and the rumors are that the Governator will do the same. NOT SO FAST MY FRIEND!! The clear winner tonight was Mike Huckabee. While McCain and Romney went blow for blow against each other Mike (who was given little time comparatively) stayed above the Frey while giving the most intelligent answers and looking (and sounding) the most presidential.

This was Mike’s best performance in a debate in the last month and maybe ever. Mike hit grand slams on Pro-Life and the last question about Reagan. the question was to all of them tonight “Would Ronald Reagan endorse you and why?” While the others explained why, Mike Huckabee turned the tables and refused to use Reagan to his political gain. Instead Mike endorsed Reagan and explained why he does. What class! I stood up and applauded!

America is not interested in candidates that take cheap shots at each other. They are looking for positive change and a positive message. That’s Mike Huckabee to a Tee.

As for CNN they should be ashamed of themselves. Especially for how they treated Ron Paul tonight. they totally gave him the shaft tonight unfairly. I may not agree with him too much but at least give him a fair amount of time to speak. That was a disgrace!

I’ll have video and more reaction later on (probably tomorrow). However there is no question that the overwhelming winner tonight was Mike Huckabee hands down! and boy did he need it! the campaign is hitting the 7th inning and Mike is now bringing out the big bats. Way to go Huck!

Mike Huckabee Performs Well During Lackluster NBC Debate

January 24, 2008

Lucas Roebuck
Public Affairs,

Pundits, supporters give Huckabee praise for Florida performance

BOCA RATON, Fla. — While NBC’s Brian Williams and Tim Russert’s moderation of the GOP debate in Florida was lackluster, Gov. Mike Huckabee was still able to shine, demonstrating his clear communication skills to push for a better tax system and a strong defense of the Second Amendment.

On MSNBC, Tucker Carlson said Huckabee did surprisingly well and had the strongest performance of the evening.

At the National Review blogs, Jim Geraghty and Jonah Goldberg made these Live Blog Comments:

Jim Geraghty
Huckabee makes a fair and effective jab at everyone else on stage, noting that when CNBC hosted a debate in Detroit — back when Fred Thompson was a new candidate! — all of the candidates said the economy was doing well. … The best exchange of the night deals with Huckabee and a Chuck Norris comment that McCain was too old to be president.

Jonah Goldberg
I hate to say it, but for politics — and to a certain extent policy — (Mike Huckabee’s answer about the proposed stimulus package) was the best one. The $300 rebate thing is largely stupid as far as I’m concerned. But if we’re going to spend $150 billion, building more highways seems like a better way to go. The China jabs were just smart politics.

Also this from NBC’s Carrie Dann
Huckabee calling Romney out on the Second Amendment is smart Florida politics. They’re fighting over many of the same voters in rural parts of northern Florida and the panhandle, many of whom are hunters and strong gun-rights advocates.

On the message boards at, the troops were excited about Huckabee’s positive performance. The posters were particularly impressed with Huckabee’s handling of moderator Tim Russert’s attempt to enforce conventional wisdom.
“ Good for Huck to shut down Russert in the pessimistic attitude of unlikely tax reformation. It’s about time Huck shut him up so he can show his optimism, and that we CAN do it, if we want to,” wrote one poster. “I am sick of everyone saying, ‘We can’t,’ ‘It’s unlikely,’ ‘It’ll never work.’”
Huckabee supporters at also praised the governor for his support of the fair tax.
“ I think Mike’s Fair Tax commercial is the key point tonight. I think it is likely to have the greatest effect on polling relative to the other issue based answers tonight,” explained one recruit. “From what I gather, Florida has a significant FairTax grassroots effort. Think Iowa Straw Poll, except everyone will be voting for Huckabee instead of splitting their vote amongst various candidates.”

“Mike Huckabee reached a broad conservative audience tonight,” said Lucas Roebuck, public affairs officer for “His comments on the right to bear arms, a fair tax system, strengthening the economy and being grounded by a foundation of faith are core conservative values that will resonate with Republican voters.”

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