|U.S. Senate, Michigan|
|J.D.||Notre Dame Law School|
|Place of birth||Detroit, MI|
|Profession||Independent School Founder|
was a 2012 Republican
candidate seeking election to the U.S. Senate
Clark Durant for Congress campaign logo.
Durant was born in Detroit, Michigan. He attended Tulane University and then obtained his law degree from the University of Notre Dame in 1976. He served as an assistant to the President of Hillsdale College. He is the co-founder and former CEO of the Cornerstone Schools, a group of charter and independent schools in the inner city of Detroit. 
- See also: United States Senate elections in Michigan, 2012
Durant ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. Senate, representing Michigan.  He was defeated by Pete Hoekstra in the August 7, 2012, Republican primary.
On July 26, the Detroit News reported that Senator Rand Paul had endorsed Durant for the Senate race. According to the Detroit News, Paul in his statement said, "Clark Durant is running as a ‘Rebel With a Cause’ to challenge the tax and spend, establishment culture in Washington D.C. We need leaders like Clark who will not just go with the flow. We need creative problem solvers who will get our government back to its constitutional roots. It is important to send someone who will defend liberty and promote solutions to our fiscal mess." 
Candidates for Congress were required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2012 elections season. Below are Durant's reports.
|Clark Durant (2012) Campaign Finance Reports|
|Report||Date Filed||Beginning Balance||Total Contributions|
for Reporting Period
|Expenditures||Cash on Hand|
|April Quarterly||March 31, 2012||$1,154,315.03||$557,776.27||$(260,960.84)||$1,451,130.46|
|July Quarterly||June 30, 2012||$1,451,130.46||$272,844.30||$(302,191.63)||$1,411,633.13|
Durant has been married to his wife, Susan, for over 30 years. They have four children and two grandchildren.
- ↑ Wikipedia "Clark Durant" May 30, 2012
- ↑ The Grand Rapids Press "U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow beats Republican Pete Hoekstra by 10 points, says Dem-sponsored poll," Accessed January 5, 2012
- ↑ Associated Press primary results
- ↑ Detroit News "Paul endorses Clark Durant" July 26, 2012
- ↑ Federal Election Commission "Clark Durant Summary Report," Accessed August 1, 2012
- ↑ Federal Election Commission "Clark Durant April Quarterly," Accessed August 1, 2012
- ↑ Federal Election Commission "Clark Durant July Quarterly," Accessed August 1, 2012
- ↑ Official Campaign Site "About Clark," Accessed February 11, 2012