Category: Gary Peters

A Democratic Presidency isn’t going to solve the Mitch McConnell problem

A Democratic Presidency isn’t going to solve the Mitch McConnell problem

The first democratic presidential primary debates took place this past week in Miami, Florida over the course of two nights. Twenty out of twenty three candidates qualified to stand on the debate stage, and ten candidates stood each night (we seriously have to work on pushing some people out of this race). On the first debate night, moderators Chuck Todd […]

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Republican John James gives Michigan voters a second chance to reject him, may be the first person to lose to TWO sitting U.S. Senators

Republican John James gives Michigan voters a second chance to reject him, may be the first person to lose to TWO sitting U.S. Senators

It’s not every day that a candidate tees themself up to be rejected by voters TWICE and to be defeated by not one, but TWO sitting U.S. Senators. But this week, that’s precisely what John James did, announcing he will run for U.S. Senate in Michigan a second time, this time facing off against the highly popular and well-funded Gary […]

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[PODCAST] What is Betsy DeVos hiding? – With special guest U.S. Senator Gary Peters

[PODCAST] What is Betsy DeVos hiding? – With special guest U.S. Senator Gary Peters

U.S. Senator Gary Peters on Twitter: @SenGaryPeters Sen. Peters’ website: Peters.senate.gov Gary Peters Senate reelection website: PetersForMichigan.com Sen. Peters’ response to Betsy DeVos attempting to fire the Education Department watchdog: Peters, Colleagues Press Secretary DeVos for Information on Attempts to Improperly Remove Department of Education Watchdog Sen. Peters’ response to Betsy DeVos weakening civil rights protections: Peters & Stabenow Press […]

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Donnie wants to shut down the government and make America pay for it

Donnie wants to shut down the government and make America pay for it

This is how Democrats make it clear what we stand for Tammy Baldwin has every reason to be cautious. Republicans have already spent $3.1 million to unseat the first openly gay member of the U.S. Senate, “which is more than what all the other Democratic Senate incumbents on the ballot this year have faced combined,” according to the Huffington Post’s […]

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AG Schuette engages in “superficial posturing”, wants to be on both sides of #FlintWaterCrisis suit (& much more news)

AG Schuette engages in “superficial posturing”, wants to be on both sides of #FlintWaterCrisis suit (& much more news)

There is a lot of news to report today about the ongoing public health crisis in Flint. We cover this issue every week in our podcast, as well, so be sure to have a listen. Before we get started, it’s worth noting that last Thursday was the 1,000th day since Flint started using the Flint River for its drinking water […]

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REMINDER: Democrats know how to win in the Midwest

REMINDER: Democrats know how to win in the Midwest

We all do better when we all do better In a few short weeks, Michigan has fallen from being part of the “blue wall” to a state that some suggest Democrats should give up on in favor of sunbelt states like North Carolina, Arizona and Georgia. Nothing would be more depressing if life weren’t a Golden Corral filled with things […]

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GUEST POST: Pipeline safety legislation introduced by Sen. Gary Peters passes Senate

GUEST POST: Pipeline safety legislation introduced by Sen. Gary Peters passes Senate

The following guest post was written by Denny Green from Clean Water Action – Michigan. Enjoy Protest of Enbridge Line 5 pipeline in Mackinac City, summer 2015, photo by Anne C. Savage The U.S. Senate has just unanimously passed bipartisan legislation to reauthorize the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) through 2019, and improve pipeline safety and oversight. Introduced […]

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Three days to avoid deportation

Three days to avoid deportation

If Congressman Upton can do the right thing, so can Senators Peters and Stabenow People who complain about immigration often say they just want people to come to this country “the right way.” Well, here is a chance to support someone who has done everything he was supposed to and may nonetheless be deported on Christmas Eve. Despite the fact […]

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BREAKING: Senator Gary Peters will vote to support Iran nuclear deal – read his statement here

BREAKING: Senator Gary Peters will vote to support Iran nuclear deal – read his statement here

This morning, U.S. Senator Gary Peters released an announcement saying that he will reluctantly be voting to support President Obama and the nuclear deal his administration negotiated with Iran to prevent them from obtaining a nuclear weapon. His statement is thoughtful and brings up important points to consider as we move forward. Despite my serious concerns with this agreement, I […]

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UPDATEDx3: Obama administration and diplomacy score major victory, still waiting for Sen. Gary Peters to do the right thing

UPDATEDx3: Obama administration and diplomacy score major victory, still waiting for Sen. Gary Peters to do the right thing

Last month, Republicans in the U.S. Senate introduced a formal resolution of disapproval of the historic deal brokered by the Obama administration that will prevent Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon for the forseeable future. Despite millions of dollars being spent by pro-war groups, yesterday Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski (D-Md.) became the 34th senator to come out in support of […]

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Leelanau County Democrats call on Senator Gary Peters to support Iran nuclear deal

Leelanau County Democrats call on Senator Gary Peters to support Iran nuclear deal

The Leelanau County Democratic Party up in the “pinky” of Michigan has sent a letter penned by their County Party Officers and Leadership Team, on behalf of their membership, urging Democratic Senator Gary Peters to join with Sen. Debbie Stabenow in supporting the Iran nuclear deal negotiated by the Obama administration (a position we have also taken here at Eclectablog.) […]

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