Finally one of my predictions came true: Republican Representative David Hildenbrand is running for the 29th State Senate district. His filing papers are located on the Michigan Secretary of State page here:
I'll post more later, but this is big news. Hidenbrand currently represents the 86th District, which can be view on the map below.
Given that only 17 of the 133 precincts in the State Senate seat are in Hildenbrand's state house district, he'll have a big task ahead of him. Of course, he has ample funds in his campaign warchest, so that will certainly assist his efforts.