By Brandon Hall
(Email Him At WestMIPolitics@Gmail.com)
Former State Rep. Aric Nesbitt has made his State Senate campaign official.
Nesbitt's announcement sets up a major showdown with popular conservative Bob Genetski, currently the Allegan County Clerk. Genetski was also a former State House member.
Nesbitt succeeded in getting some major earned media with his announcement after Fox News and other outlets picked up his press release regarding Facebook censoring his campaign launch ads.
It even got the attention of Facebook's top dog, CEO Mark Zuckerberg.
"I’m not familiar with that case. It’s quite possible we made a mistake," Zuckerberg told Rep. Fred Upton about the incident at a hearing earlier this week.
According to WSJM:
"Now in the running for Michigan Senate in the 26th District is former state Representative and Michigan Lottery Commissioner Aric Nesbitt. The Lawton Republican tells us he’s throwing his hat in the ring because he wants to continue recent state progress.
“We’ve already made a good start over the last eight years by cutting nearly $20 billion in long-term government debt,” Nesbitt said. “We need to continue on that course to make sure our children and grandchildren don’t inherit that debt.” __________________________________________________________________
Brandon Hall is a lifelong political nerd from Grand Haven, and is the Managing Editor of West Michigan Politics.