As we’ve noted in previous columns, Michigan State Board of Education member Nikki Snyder from Dexter is one of the Republicans who have tossed their hats into the ring for the upcoming open seat for Senator in 2024 following the announcement by Democratic Senator Debbie Stabenow that she will retire, along with Michael Hoover of Laingsburg. Despite rumors of pending candidacies, the Republican bench continues to consist of lesser known individuals who may have trouble both raising money and taking on potential Democratic frontrunner Rep. Elissa Slotkin (D-Lansing). Two more Republicans have announced their runs – Alexandria Taylor of Romulus, whose claim to fame is as the attorney who helped bring a lawsuit challenging the validity of thousands of Detroit absentee ballots ahead of the 2022 election, and volunteered for then-candidate Kristina Karamo. Also announcing is former Berrien County Commissioner Ezra Scott of New Buffalo. Scott ran for Congress in 2022 on the U.S. Taxpayers Party Ticket, against Congressman Tim Walberg (R-Monroe). He garnered only one percent of the vote.