The speculation heats up more each day with a growing list of possible Republican contenders for Stabenow’s Senate seat. Among them, Congressman Bill Huizenga; former Congresswoman Candace Miller, now the public works commissioner in neighboring Macomb County, and a former Michigan Secretary of State; state Sen. Ruth Johnson (R-Lake Orion), also a former Michigan Secretary of State; former congressmen Fred Upton and Peter Meijer; former Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette; Tudor Dixon, failed gubernatorial 2022 candidate; and John James, who just narrowly won a seat in the U.S. House last November after losing two prior runs for the U.S. Senate. The latest to express interest, multi-millionaire Perry Johnson of Bloomfield, who was disqualified in last year’s race for governor for lack of legit signatures on his nominating petitions. The 75-year-old Johnson has been quoted as saying if not that, then he might run for president next year. Right. Watch for his promised 2023 Super Bowl commercial when he could give us his decision for 2024.