The Benishek for Congress Facebook page, which had gone largely unnoticed, added over 13,000 new members overnight. That compares to Stupak's Facebook page, which boasts 2,056 fans.
Many of the newfound support appeared to come from Tea Party activists.
Benishek tells Newsmax, "I admire the tea party people. The tea party people I've met are standing up for the Constitution."
Now, some Republican officials in the state of Michigan are encouraging another individual to enter the race. That is Dennis Lennox. I interviewed Lennox last year as his campaign for the state legislature was heating up. Lennox is said to be weighing his options and will be making a decision soon. He would present a formidable opponent to Stupak.
UPDATE: I just communicated with Lennox and he said he is giving serious consideration to running. Lennoxforcongress.com.