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Gary Peters Worst Week Ever

Gary Peters Worst Week Ever

In Case You Missed It, Michigan Senator Gary Peters had the worst week ever. From being outraised in the third-quarter, to having to defend his position on Medicare for All, it looks like Peters is struggling to defend his Senate seat. The most unknown Senator in the country is up for re-election and it looks like he is in for a bumpy ride

Peters Slips in Fundraising

On Tuesday, The Hill reported that Peters' Republican challenger had significantly cut into the Senator's financial advantage. John James, who raised $3.1 dollars, brought in over $600,000 more than the first term democrat. 

Dave Eggert with the AP wrote "Peters is one of two Democratic senators up for re-election in a state won by President Donald Trump. Outside of Alabama, Michigan may be the GOP’s best opportunity to target an incumbent."

Dave Eggert with the AP wrote "Peters is one of two Democratic senators up for re-election in a state won by President Donald Trump. Outside of Alabama, Michigan may be the GOP’s best opportunity to target an incumbent."

A Double Dose of Bad Polling

On Thursday, Morning Consult released its latest quarterly Senator Approval Rankings which outlined that Peters’ approval rating is still underwater with Michigan voters. Senator Peters remains the least known member of the Senate, with 37 percent of Michigan voters saying they don’t know who he is, or have no opinion about him. In addition, another 28 percent of voters disapprove of the job he is doing.

To add to Peters’ reelection worries, Marketing Resource Group released new polling in the battleground senate race. MRG had Republican Senate candidate John James in a statistical tie with Peters, polling within the four point margin of error.

The Michigan Republican Party weighed in on the race, stating "Gary Peters has accomplished nothing in the Senate, and it should come as no surprise that he is struggling with Michigan voters.” said Laura Cox, Michigan Republican Party Chairman. Cox continued, “Michigan is ready for renewed leadership in Washington, and the Michigan Republican Party is looking forward to giving us a Senator who will fight for our state in D.C."

Defending Medicare For All

While a majority of Michiganders oppose a single-payer healthcare system, Peters has become mum on his previously stated position that "You’re going to have Medicare-for-All down the road." 

The Daily Caller reported that the Senator continues to dodge question on medicare for all, writing "Michigan Democrat Sen. Gary Peters refused multiple times to answer questions on his past support for Medicare-for-All, as he is up for re-election in a swing state where polling is tight." Henry Rodgers, who is the publications Capitol Hill Reporter, asked Peters "where he stand on Medicare For All" both Wednesday and Thursday when the Senate was back in session after October recess. The Senator declined to clarify his position on the key legislative topic 2020 Democrats are running on

The Daily Caller reported that the Senator continues to dodge question on medicare for all, writing "Michigan Democrat Sen. Gary Peters refused multiple times to answer questions on his past support for Medicare-for-All, as he is up for re-election in a swing state where polling is tight." Henry Rodgers, who is the publications Capitol Hill Reporter, asked Peters "where he stand on Medicare For All" both Wednesday and Thursday when the Senate was back in session after October recess. The Senator declined to clarify his position on the key legislative topic 2020 Democrats are running on

 


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