Sources: Gary Peters to announce candidacy for U.S. Senate this week


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Gary Peters with Lizz Winstead at kick-off of Winstead’s WTF Tour to support Planned Parenthood, photo by Anne C. Savage, special to Eclectablog.

The National Journal is reporting that Congressman Gary Peters will announce his candidacy for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Carl Levin sometime this week.

That and a Mark Schauer gubernatorial bid is a winning ticket for Michigan Democrats. As I understand it, there are a lot of people pressuring Schauer to run and an early announcement like this one from Peters would be a smart move.

  • Not to brag, but Peters was one of my professors at CMU!

  • Considering the shape this area was in when Mark was our rep i don’t think it would be wise for him to run. The GOP will have a field day with him. Democrats in this state need fresh new blood.

    • Spoken like a true Republican. Your opinion is noted.

  • Yeah. I will be voting for Mr. Peters, and I will be working for his campaign. I also will be urging EVERYONE I know to vote for him. I think he will make a very good Senator, and I will be proud to do the work and to vote Democratic.