I pledge as Michigan’s next U.S. Senator to put Michigan first, like I did when I was Secretary of State.

— Terri Lynn Land

Gary Peters a Roadblock to Michigan Jobs

By on July 22, 2014 |

Today the Terri Lynn Land for U.S. Senate campaign launched its latest ad, “Roadblock Jobs,” which highlights Washington insider Congressman Gary Peters’ long record of sending Michigan taxpayers’ dollars overseas. The ad will be seen on TV statewide.

“Gary Peters may talk about protecting jobs but he has failed to stand up for Michigan both in Lansing and Washington,” said Heather Swift, spokeswoman for the Land campaign. “From his time as Governor Granholm’s hand-picked lotto chief to his current position in the U.S. House, Congressman Peters has failed Michigan workers and families by allowing taxpayer dollars to be used to create jobs in foreign countries, including China. Michigan deserves a U.S. Senator who puts Michigan first, not China.”

Four Years Later, Gary Peters’ Dodd-Frank Act Still Putting Wall Street First

By on July 21, 2014 |

Terri Lynn Land, candidate for Michigan’s U.S. Senate seat, issued the following statement on the fourth anniversary of Dodd-Frank.

“For the past four years, Congressman Gary Peters’ Dodd-Frank Act has been putting Washington and Wall Street ahead of Michigan businesses and families. While Congressman Peters talks about getting tough on Wall Street, the fact is the legislation he helped write favored big Wall Street banks with unfair subsidies and regulations and made the ‘Too Big To Fail’ problem worse. It’s time we have a Senator that puts Michigan, not Wall Street, first.” – Terri Lynn Land

Last week, the Terri Lynn Land Campaign released a web advertisement on Dodd-Frank and Congressman Peters’ ties to Wall Street.

Congressman Gary Peters’ Cheap Talk: Michigan Families Can’t Trust Gary Peters…But Wall Street Can

By on July 18, 2014 |

On the dawn of liberal Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren’s rally for Congressman Gary Peters in Detroit, the Terri Lynn Land for U.S. Senate campaign released a new web ad, Cheap Talk. The ad highlights Gary Peters’ populist rhetoric, despite his past as a big banker for major Wall Street firms and his work that made “Too Big To Fail” banks even bigger.

“Now that he’s in a tight campaign, Congressman Gary Peters is trying to cover up the fact that he spent decades managing branches of ‘major Wall Street firms’, according to his own 2002 campaign website,” said Heather Swift, Land campaign spokeswoman. “Gary Peters says one thing and does another, so it’s not surprising that since going to Washington, Congressman Peters has continually sided with Wall Street instead of Main Street. Whether it’s hiding his decades as a Wall Street banker—and years as Wall Street’s biggest ally in D.C., lying about Michiganders keeping their health plans and doctors under ObamaCare, or dodging questions about Keystone Pipeline and cap-and-trade, the one thing Michiganders know for certain about Gary Peters is they cannot trust him.”

Elizabeth Warren has been on the national campaign trail stumping for candidates and railing against the same Wall Street banks that Gary Peters worked for, and the same Wall Street banks that Gary Peters gave preferential treatment to over Michigan community and regional banks in his role on the House Committee on Financial Services.