Peters makes his case for return to Senate

Peters makes his case for return to Senate

He describes himself as a “new guy,” acknowledging the hurdles of his freshman status and membership in the U.S. Senate’s minority, but Democrat Gary Peters says he’s ready for another term. Sen. Gary Peters Facing contention for his 14th District seat from Republican John James, who was defeated in his last campaign against Sen. Debbie Stabenow, Peters wants to continue serving his home state. “I want to continue the work that I’ve done over the last few years, bringing people together, passing legislation in a bipartisan way, addressing issues that are important to Michigan,” he said. Having served as a congressman, Peters became the only non-incumbent Democrat to win a Senate seat in 2014. Quality health care, skilled trades training and environmental quality are among areas of Peters’ focus that he recently discussed during a “motorcycle tour” across the state. Among issues of interest to voters, particularly in the Grosse Pointes, Peters spoke of his efforts to keep Lake St. Clair clean, including having secured “a record amount of money” to address contamination. Peters has his eye on more than 200 toxic sites, he added. While James’ campaign commercials have attacked him for a lack of attendance at Senate sessions and a pattern of disengagement, the incumbent points to bills he helped bring to fruition, ranging from veteran apprenticeship, access to food and agriculture protection and small business advocacy. Peters cites his record of having enacted four standalone bills, more than any other Democratic senator during the Trump administration, […]

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