Gary Peters

Stabenow, Peters in line to chair key committees with Dem wins in Ga.

BY: - January 7, 2021

With the Rev. Raphael Warnock of Georgia’s win over U.S. Sen. Kelly Loeffler (R-Ga.) and Jon Ossoff’s victory over U.S. Sen. David Perdue (R-Ga.), the Democrats are primed to control the U.S. Senate. And that means that Michigan’s two U.S. senators are likely to secure significant committee chairmanships.  The GOP currently controls the U.S. Senate […]

Biden makes Granholm pick for Energy official

BY: and - December 18, 2020

President-elect Joe Biden will nominate former Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm to head the Energy Department, his presidential transition team said Thursday night. The Democrat also tapped and North Carolina’s top environmental regulator, Michael Regan, to lead the Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Rep. Debra A. Haaland to lead the Interior Department. The selections were announced as […]

James concedes to Peters 

BY: - November 25, 2020

John James, the Republican nominee for U.S. Senate, on Tuesday conceded to incumbent U.S. Sen. Gary Peters (D-Bloomfield Twp.) It came three weeks after Election Day.  In a post on his Twitter page, James, a Farmington Hills business owner, said it was time for him to congratulate Peters on his victory. James also said he […]

Census protesters

6 Mich. Congress members demand answers on the state’s Census count

BY: - November 24, 2020

A number of Michigan’s Democratic members of Congress penned a letter Monday to U.S. Census Bureau Director Steve Dillingham asking for details about the accuracy of the 2020 Census count in Michigan.  U.S. Reps. Rashida Tlaib (D-Detroit), Debbie Dingell (D-Dearborn), Brenda Lawrence (D-Southfield), Andy Levin (D-Bloomfield Twp.) and U.S. Sens. Debbie Stabenow (D-Lansing) and Gary […]

New: John James establishes joint legal fund with RNC

BY: - November 10, 2020

WASHINGTON — Losing U.S. Senate candidate John James created a new joint legal fund with the Republican National Committee on Monday, the latest sign that challenges to the election will be a wholesale GOP strategy, rather than the whims of a president who won’t accept he lost. James, a Farmington Hills Republican who has now […]

James still won’t concede to Peters, advisers raise election 18 years ago

BY: - November 9, 2020

As the Advance and major outlets have all reported, U.S. Sen. Gary Peters (D-Bloomfield Twp.) defeated Republican John James for U.S. Senate. However, James refuses to concede. Peters, a freshman first elected in 2014, had 2,721,207 votes, or 49.83% in unofficial Secretary of State returns. James, who also lost his 2018 election against U.S. Sen. […]

Fight for Senate control could come down to 2 runoff elections

BY: - November 6, 2020

WASHINGTON — Control of the U.S. Senate may depend on two runoff races in Georgia, where the outcome won’t be known until early January — opening the door to a fresh round of massive campaign spending in the Peach State. That comes as Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden has taken a 1,097-vote lead against President […]

Peters, Slotkin, Meijer win in close contests

BY: - November 5, 2020

Following a roller coaster of a day in which the political fates of several Democrats and Republicans running in Michigan shifted frequently, U.S. Sen. Gary Peters (D-Bloomfield Twp.) and U.S. Rep. Elissa Slotkin (D-Holly) have won reelection. There were several competitive congressional races in Michigan, and the delegation looks like it will end up with […]

Dems struggle for U.S. Senate control after failing to oust GOP incumbents

BY: and - November 4, 2020

WASHINGTON — Democrats gained at least one Republican-held seat in the U.S. Senate, but also lost a seat of their own and were unable to defeat several GOP incumbents in the elections, ending up early Wednesday with an increasingly challenging path to wresting control of the chamber away from Republicans. The initial results showed a […]

Michigan’s U.S. Senate race clocks in at 5th most expensive in the country

BY: and - October 30, 2020

As control of the U.S. Senate hangs in the balance, spending on key races is shattering records. Here’s a roundup of where fundraising stands in the top 13 Senate races in the 2020 cycle: 1. South Carolina total: $174.4 million (R) Sen. Lindsey Graham raised $66.8 million; spent $60 million (D) Jamie Harrison raised $107.5 million, […]

Pew study: Majority of Michiganders support legal abortion

BY: - October 28, 2020

A recent study found that a majority of Michiganders support legal abortion. Pew Research Center surveyed people from all 50 states to evaluate if abortion laws are congruent with voters’ views.  Of the people surveyed from Michigan, 54% said they believe abortion should be legal in all or most cases.  In 20 states, a majority […]

Updated: Trump repeatedly attacks Whitmer during rally in governor’s hometown

BY: - October 27, 2020

Updated, 10:52 p.m., 10/27/20 President Donald Trump attacked Gov. Gretchen Whitmer four times during a rally in Lansing on Tuesday, relying on false claims about the state of Michigan being “locked up like a prison.” “Your governor is a disaster. They’ve got to open up this state,” Trump said. “And she’s got to keep her […]