Detroit Evening Report: Dearborn businessman Nasser Beydoun announces US Senate campaign

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Dearborn businessman Nassar Beydoun is joining the race for U.S. Senate as a Democrat.

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Beydoun, the 58-year-old former head of the Arab American Chamber of Commerce, scheduled a formal campaign kickoff event in Detroit Wednesday morning.

“These career politicians, they just continue the status quo, and if you’re going to change, you got to get people in elected office who represent change, who have real life experiences, who really don’t want to be career politicians, but want to be citizen leaders ― whose leadership is temporary, but your citizenship lasts forever,” Beydoun told The Detroit News earlier this month.

Congresswoman Elissa Slotkin and attorney Zack Burns are the other two Democrats who have already declared their candidacies.

Read: Rep. Elissa Slotkin joins Detroit Today after announcing US Senate bid

Incumbent Democratic Senator Debbie Stabenow announced in January that she will not seek re-election when her current term is up in 2024.

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  • Jerome Vaughn
    Jerome Vaughn is News Director at 101.9 WDET. His interest in news reporting began when he was five years old, after his mom bought him a yellow Panasonic ball and chain radio.