Tag: Gary Peters

Terri Lynn Land’s hypocrisy on road repair funding: She lobbied to divert road funding to her department as Secretary of State

Terri Lynn Land’s hypocrisy on road repair funding: She lobbied to divert road funding to her department as Secretary of State

In her seemingly endless quest to find something, anything, that will change the fail-trajectory of her downward spiraling poll numbers, one of the things Terri Lynn Land has tried is to recycle a Congressional tea party idea and take it as her own. Land has attempted to co-opt the “Transportation Empowerment Act” (TEA) or, as I like to call it, […]

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VIDEO: Michigan GOP Chair Bobby Schostak: “The debates are gonna happen” & “Gov. Milliken is irrelevant”

VIDEO: Michigan GOP Chair Bobby Schostak: “The debates are gonna happen” & “Gov. Milliken is irrelevant”

This past weekend, the Chairs of both the Michigan Republican Party, Bobby Schostak, and the Michigan Democratic Party, Lon Johnson appeared on Fox 2’s “Let it Rip!” program to discuss the upcoming election. Schostak showed up without a tie, carrying an aloof and almost derisive attitude. He struggled to defend his candidates time and again. In contrast, Johnson was well-dressed, […]

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Third poll this week has outstanding news for Michigan Democrats, Schauer up by 2.2 points over Snyder

Third poll this week has outstanding news for Michigan Democrats, Schauer up by 2.2 points over Snyder

It’s been a terrific week of polling for Michigan Democrats. I’ve written about two polls (HERE and HERE) that statistical ties for Mark Schauer and Mark Totten with Gary Peters pulling away from Terri Lynn Land. Yesterday, a USA Today poll conducted by Suffolk University gives even better news. Here’s the synopsis: Mark Schauer leads Rick Snyder for Governor by […]

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As Terri Lynn Land’s failed campaign draws national scrutiny, Gary Peters releases a second positive ad

As Terri Lynn Land’s failed campaign draws national scrutiny, Gary Peters releases a second positive ad

This week was brutal for the U.S. Senate campaign of Terri Lynn Land. There were two articles put out by national media outlets detailing the implosion of her campaign, both of which came out at the same time a new poll has Peters now up by double digits. Both articles appear to redefine the word “lackluster” to mean “utterly and […]

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NEW POLL: After 30 years in office Schuette’s favorable rating only 17.2% and other good news for Michigan Dems

NEW POLL: After 30 years in office Schuette’s favorable rating only 17.2% and other good news for Michigan Dems

Mark Totten, photo by Anne C. Savage, special to Eclectablog Yesterday I reported on new polling numbers show great gains by Michigan Democrats. Another new poll out this morning by Detroit News-WDIV (Local 4) confirms those numbers. (Cross-tabs are HERE.) The race for Attorney General continues to be surprisingly competitive and shows how weak a candidate Bill Schuette is. Schuette […]

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New poll shows Attorney General Bill Schuette is beatable, Gov. Snyder is in trouble, and Terri Lynn Land is history

New poll shows Attorney General Bill Schuette is beatable, Gov. Snyder is in trouble, and Terri Lynn Land is history

Mark Totten, photo by Anne C. Savage, special to Eclectablog A new poll out by PPP has some terrific news for Democrats. Mark Schauer is still in a statistical dead heat with Governor Rick Snyder, down just a single point – 42-43%. Snyder is under water with respect to his favorability with 51% of those polled holding viewing him unfavorably […]

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Gary Peters debates an empty chair after Land is a no-show (and other news)

Gary Peters debates an empty chair after Land is a no-show (and other news)

Last night, Gary Peters appeared at the location for a proposed WOOD-TV debate with Terri Lynn Land. Because Land declined to share the stage with Peters, he debated an empty chair: There was no debate Monday night for the U.S. Senate race. U.S. Rep. Gary Peters stood next to an empty chair representing his Republican opponent, former Secretary of State […]

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The Politics of Debating: Why Michigan’s political dysfunction continues to make YOU work harder

The Politics of Debating: Why Michigan’s political dysfunction continues to make YOU work harder

Politics have many unofficial rules and philosophies that have been followed for years. Pundits of all political persuasions sometimes use these “excuses” to strengthen their point of view, or to protect their party’s candidate and to justify inconvenient truth(s). One such inconvenient truth is that incumbents for office, like Governor, for example, don’t need to debate their opponent. The conventional […]

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BREAKING: Michigan Democratic Party files FEC complaint over Terri Lynn Land’s monster campaign trucks

BREAKING: Michigan Democratic Party files FEC complaint over Terri Lynn Land’s monster campaign trucks

When I first posted about the humongous truck used by Terri Lynn Land’s campaign to tote around a campaign sign in a post titled “Terri Lynn Land’s campaign is a visible demonstration of waste & excess with a $100K truck that gets 8 mpg”, most people didn’t realize that she has not one, but TWO of these trucks. As I […]

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WOOD-TV cancels debate between Gary Peters & Terri Lynn Land due to Land’s lack of cooperation

WOOD-TV cancels debate between Gary Peters & Terri Lynn Land due to Land’s lack of cooperation

A planned September 8th U.S. Senate debate to be hosted by WOOD-TV has been cancelled after Terri Lynn Land and her campaign staff failed to cooperate in setting it up. From the Peters campaign: WOOD-TV is canceling its proposed September 8th U.S. Senate debate because the Land campaign refused to coordinate with organizers. In response, Peters for Michigan Debate Negotiator, […]

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New Gary Peters ad focuses on his strong Michigan roots and accomplishments

New Gary Peters ad focuses on his strong Michigan roots and accomplishments

As we enter the so-called “silly season” of political campaigning in the run-up to the general elections, the airwaves are being bombarded with negative ads. Terri Lynn Land and her conservative/corporatist supporters have spent $10 million on ads attacking Congressman Gary Peters, many of which have been debunked by national fact checking groups. Land, who is behind in 16 recent […]

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