My plan supports trade agreements that put Michigan businesses and workers on a level playing field with other countries.

— Terri Lynn Land

Gary Peters Says He’d Vote for Same Exact Obamacare Bill

By on August 22, 2014 |

Today on a live radio interview with Michigan Public Radio, Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate Congressman Gary Peters doubled down on his support for ObamaCare, confirming he would vote yes for the same exact law that caused 225,000 Michigan families to lose their health plans.

Gary Peters’ ObamaCare is Costing Michigan:

“Gary Peters lied to Michigan families when he said ObamaCare would allow them to keep their plans, keep their doctors, strengthen Medicare, and lower costs. Frankly it’s stunning Congressman Peters would double down on ObamaCare when he knows it cost 225,000 Michigan families their health care plans, 633,000 Michigan union members health plans are at risk, and ObamaCare eliminated more than 1,000 Michigan jobs. By saying he would vote for the exact same bill, Congressman Peters is once again demonstrating how he is towing the party line instead of putting Michigan families and small businesses first.” – Heather Swift, Land campaign spokeswoman (more…)

Gary Peters Avoids Questions on Immigration Flip Flop & Support for Cap-and-Trade, Doubles Down on Obamacare & Amnesty

By on August 22, 2014 |

Today on a live radio interview with Michigan Public Radio, Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate Congressman Gary Peters doubled down on his support for ObamaCare, while avoiding questions on his long-time support for cap-and-trade, immigration flip-flop, and hypocritical investments.

“Congressman Peters cannot be trusted and will say absolutely anything to get elected. Peters speaks out against petcoke, but he personally has invested thousands of dollars in it. He says he is for immigration law enforcement but told a pro-amnesty group that immigration ‘is not about more enforcement.’ And, despite the fact that his website says he ‘proudly voted for’ cap-and-trade, he refused to answer a question on the job-killing measure. The only points Peters was clear on were his support of ObamaCare and amnesty for illegal immigrants. Gary Peters is bad for Michigan jobs and families.” — Heather Swift, Spokeswoman for Land Campaign

Detroit News: Land campaign makes issue of Peters’ investment in pet coke company

By on August 20, 2014 |

Democratic Congressman Gary Peters is catching heat in Michigan’s hotly contested U.S. Senate race for investing in a foreign energy company that produces petroleum coke, a coal-like substance he has denounced.

The campaign of Republican Terri Lynn Land noted on Tuesday Peters’ investment in French energy firm Total SA — whose Port Arthur, Texas, refinery produces fuel and pet coke, according to a Total fact sheet.

The Peters’ campaign said Tuesday the congressman owns about $19,000 of Total stock, comprising less than 1 percent of his investments. In filings with Congress, Peters, of Bloomfield Township, reported buying $1,000 to $15,000 worth of Total stock in December 2012 and another $1,000 to $15,000 worth of its stock in May 2013.

Peters has spent the last year and a half opposing efforts to store pet coke — a byproduct of the petroleum refining process that is often sold as a fuel source — near residential neighborhoods in Detroit and Downriver. It was stored along the Detroit River last year before protests from residents and elected officials — including Peters — forced the host company to move it.

“Michigan voters can’t trust anything Gary Peters says. He has spoken out of both sides of his mouth on enforcing immigration laws, and now we learn he is heavily invested in a company that produces the very thing he is most outspoken about — petcoke,” Land campaign spokeswoman Heather Swift said in a Tuesday statement.

“Terri Lynn Land will work to put Michigan first and create jobs, meanwhile Gary Peters just does what he thinks is best for his career or his wallet.”