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ELECTION: Hoekstra launches second ad in Michigan governor's race

HOLLAND, Mich. – U.S. Rep. Pete Hoekstra, one of five Republicans seeking the GOP nomination for governor in Michigan, announced the launch of the second web ad Thursday titled “Idea Bus.”

The latest campaign ad features the story behind Hoekstra’s “Idea Bus,” a 22-foot RV the candidate is driving across the state to gather ideas from the people of Michigan.  The video and microsite can be viewed at

SCRIPT: Idea Bus

CHRYON: How do we get more jobs?

HOEKSTRA: The most important issue we face is jobs.

HOEKSTRA: Jobs for Michigan will come from ideas from Michigan.

HOEKSTRA: As I travel in the Idea Bus, I meet so many people with spirit and imagination.

HOEKSTRA: I’m on the road from Petoskey to Pontiac to capture your ideas.

HOEKSTRA: As governor, I’ll put those ideas to work to create jobs in Michigan.

HOEKSTRA: Don’t accept the status quo. We have the power to turn our state around.

CHRYON: Pete Hoekstra for Governor On the Job for Michigan

HOEKSTRA: I’m Pete Hoekstra, and I’m ready to go to work as your next governor.

Also seeking the GOP nomination in the Aug. 3 primary are Oakland County Sheriff Mike Bouchard, Ann Arbor businessman Rick Snyder, Michigan Attorney General Mike Cox and state Sen. Tom George. Democrats seeking their party's nomination are state House Speaker Andy Dillon and Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero.

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