PONTIAC, Mich. (AP) — Michigan U.S. Senate Republican primary winner Pete Hoekstra (HOOK'-struh) says he's ready for a general election showdown in November.

Speaking at a rally in Pontiac, the ex-congressman from Holland said Tuesday night that his campaign will take what it's learned "and apply it to the next 13 weeks."

Hoekstra defeated Clark Durant of Grosse Pointe and ex-Kent County Judge Randy Hekman of Grand Rapids in the Republican primary. He advances to a November matchup with Democratic U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow.

Among those standing on stage with Hoekstra at the rally was Oakland County Sheriff Michael Bouchard, who lost to Stabenow in her last Senate race in 2006.

Stabenow is from Lansing and is running for a third Senate term.