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Representative Gary Peters Turns In Senate Signatures

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LANSING, MI (WLNS) - Representative Gary Peters submitted his signatures on Monday to get his name on the ballot for U.S. Senate.
6 News Capitol Correspondent Tim Skubick spent the day on the campaign trail with Peters.

"Today we are officially filing to be on the ballot for the United States Senate," said U.S. Representative Gary Peters, democrat.

 The democratic candidate was busy picking a few more petition signatures outside the state elections bureau. He was doing what his GOP opponent Terri Lynn Land did several weeks ago.

Mr. Peters has been hit with a baronage of television commercials aimed at his support for the president's health care program. The republicans believe by beating Peters up on this, they can win.

Mr. Peters shoots back. "My opponent has been in a bunker and hasn't been answering questions and she's letting a couple of out of state oil billionaires drive the agenda. Their agenda is not about Michigan," said Representative Peters.

Mr. Peters contends their agenda is about more tax breaks for rich folks.

His GOP opponent has no experience in Washington, but did serve eight years as Michigan Secretary of State. She says she is qualified to serve in the U.S. Senate.
No shocker here, he says she is not.

Representative Peters: "She does not have the wide range of background necessary to represent Michigan. And you need someone to hit the ground running in Washington."

The contest is running neck and neck and Mr. Peters says he wants to debate. None have been scheduled so far.

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