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Bush asks Congresswoman Miller to run against Senator Stabenow in 2006

4:05 PM, Jan 7, 2005   |    comments
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Clinton Township - President Bush has told Republican Congresswoman Candice Miller that he'd like her to consider running against Democratic Senator Debbie Stabenow in 2006. Jamie Roe says the Macomb County Republican is thinking about running, but plans NO immediate announcement of her decision. Miller was flying with Bush today to the northern Detroit suburb of Clinton Township. The president was scheduled to discuss asbestos lawsuit reform. Stabenow was elected to the Senate in 2000 and is facing her first re-election in 2006. Miller has been a member of Congress since 2003 and recently was re-elected. Before winning election to Congress, she served as Michigan's secretary of state. Meantime, the President told a crowd at Macomb Community College Friday, the country has too many junk lawsuits and that the problem of asbestos suits requires what he calls a national solution. The President's stop was his first to the state since winning re-election in November. Michigan went for John Kerry. The Republican has NOT endorsed a specific solution to asbestos litigation, but he supports capping medical malpractice claims, limiting class-action lawsuits and other legal reforms.

AP

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