Former Michigan Rep. Pete Hoekstra is running for U.S. Senate against Democratic incumbent Debbie Stabenow. Hoekstra says Michigan suffered through a deep recession because of a terrible tax code, too much regulation and way too much spending. He says Washington has followed suit and reaped the same dismal results. Hoekstra says Michigan’s new governor has reversed course in those three and the economy is picking up as a result. Hoekstra also says President Obama deserves some credit for reviving the auto industry but fears the president is also saddling the industry with the same type of mandates that crippled it in the first place. The former House Intelligence Committee Chairman also weighs in on the proposed military spending cuts and warns not to gut our national intelligence system like we did prior to 9/11. And Hoekstra tells us which Republican presidential candidate would do his campaign the most good in Michigan.