On TV, Peters says he’s fighting the drug companies. Behind closed doors, Peters is being administered high doses of pharma cash.
LANSING, Mich., September 25, 2020 – U.S. Senator Gary Peters is currently on television telling voters he is working to protect them from drug companies.
He has a funny way of showing it.
Peters has let drug companies inject $89,500 straight into his reelection campaign.
In fact, the medical trade journal STAT says that Peters ingested more drug company money than most all other Senators:
“Vulnerable senators including…Gary Peters of Michigan also ranked among the top 20 recipients of pharmaceutical industry cash.”
Federal campaign finance reports show that Peters took the following contributions this cycle:
Boehringer Ingelheim: $1,500.00
Bristol Myers Squibb: $2,500.00
Eli Lilly: $5,000.00
Johnson & Johnson: $1,000.00
Takeda Pharmaceutical: $2,500.00
“Gary Peters cannot stop himself from playing the role of the career politician who speaks out of both sides of his mouth,” said Michigan Republican Party Chairman Laura Cox. “On TV, he says yes to patients, but behind closed doors he says yes to drug companies. Michigan voters are ready for a true leader and political outsider who is not beholden to anyone, and that person is John James.”