Gary Glenn, the force who got Idaho's Right to Work Law adopted and backed by voters in the 1980s, dropped out to endorse another longshot.
Glenn was polling at 6 percent, compared to former GOP Congressman Peter Hoekstra's 75 percent, according to Michigan Live, which reported Glenn's withdrawal July 19. (Yes, I just noticed the development).
Glenn withdrew to support Clark Durant, another social conservative who is polling at 8 percent. Glenn left the race having raised $192,000 through July 18. Hoekstra had raised $3.5 million and Durant $2.2 million. Shortly before he suspended his campaign, Glenn was running radio ads criticizing Hoekstra's House votes on spending.
The winner faces Democratic Sen. Debbie Stabenow, who raised $8.3 million through July 18.
“It’s not my nature to abandon the field,” Glenn told Michigan Live. “I’m a competitor. I’m a fighter, but I’ve come the judgment that I’m not the candidate to get the job done.”
Among the Idahoans who gave to Glenn's campaign were Jim and Lorna Auld of Boise, who each contributed the maximum $2,500 allowed for the primary campaign.
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