Some Michigan Republicans are taking to the ice to find a candidate to challenge Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich.
The Detroit News reports that Dennis Lennox, a member of the Cheboygan County Republican Party, said he and other Republicans are courting a retired Detroit Red Wings hockey player to run. He would not identify the player.
"The player in question that we are trying to recruit is very well-known to Michiganders and would be well-positioned to hit the ground running and defeat Senator Stabenow," Lennox said.
Former state GOP Chair Saul Anuzis announced Sunday he will not run, following in the footsteps of other prominent Republicans who have also passed on the race, including former Secretary of State Terri Lynn Land and former Rep. Pete Hoekstra, R-Mich.
Anuzis wrote on his blog Sunday that he has encouraged radio show host Frank Beckmann, Cornerstone Schools co-founder Clark Durant and Oakland County Drain Commissioner John McCullough to run.
So far, the GOP field includes businessman Peter Konetchy, Randy Hekman -- a pastor and former juvenile court judge -- and Chad Dewey, who is running as a conservative constitutionalist. None are viewed as serious threats to Stabenow.
Lennox told the News that former Red Wings Center Steve Yzerman is not the name in question, nor is the mystery person two-time Stanley Cup winner Doug Brown.
Lennox also noted that the former player being considered was born in Canada but is now an American citizen.Yeah, that should narrow it down.