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Are You Going To Kill 182,000 Michigan Jobs Along With Joe Biden?!     LANSING, Mich., October 23, 2020 – Michigan Republican Party Chairman Laura Cox today challenged U.S. Senator Gary Peters to disavow Joe Biden’s plan to end 180,000 Michigan jobs in the natural gas and oil industry.   During last night’s presidential debate, President Donald Trump asked Biden if he would “close down the oil industry.”   Shockingly, Biden said, “I would transition from the oil industry, yes.”   Industry estimates say that Biden’s plan would likely eliminate a whopping 182,000 Michigan jobs (direct, indirect and induced). These jobs would make a $15.8 BILLION contribution to our economy.   Peters already has a track record of being afraid to stand up to the radical progressive energy agenda. When given the chance to say no the Green New Deal, Peters weakly voted “present” last year.   In March 2019, Peters Voted “Present” On A Motion To Invoke Cloture On The Motion To Proceed To S.J. Res. 8. The Resolution, Sponsored By Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), Was Identical To The Green New Deal Resolution Introduced By Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY). (S.J. Res. 8, Roll Call Vote #52: Cloture Motion Rejected, 0-57-43; R 0-53-0, D 0-3-42, I 0-1-1; 3/26/19, Peters Voted Present)   “Gary Peters votes with his party in lockstep and his party, starting with Joe Biden, is completely beholden to a radical, progressive energy agenda that will cost Michigan families more, starting with their jobs,” said Cox.... More >

Biden Pushes Radical Plan To Eliminate Oil Industry

In another pivot to the far left, Joe Biden claimed in last night’s debate that he would eliminate America’s oil industry by phasing it out   LANSING, Mich., October 23, 2020 – Under the Trump administration, America has finally become energy independent after relying on other countries to supply our nation’s oil for years. That progress is now at risk after Joe Biden revealed his radical left agenda for America’s oil industry last night.   In last night’s debate, Joe Biden claimed that he would “transition” away from fossil fuels, eliminating them from use. According to Forbes, his commitment to eliminating America’s oil industry “was met with heavy pushback not only from Republicans…but vulnerable Democrats as well.” Biden’s plan could also eliminate 182,000 jobs in Michigan, which are reliant on the oil and natural gas industry.   “This is as cut and dry as anything can be in politics - Joe Biden wants to eliminate America’s oil industry, which could destroy tens of thousands of jobs in Michigan, and skyrocket energy costs for all Americans.” said Michigan Republican Party Chairman Laura Cox. Cox continued, “Last night, Biden let slip his radical left agenda, which he has been hiding because he knows that the American people won’t stand for it. From banning oil and fracking to packing the courts, Joe Biden is too extreme to be President.” More >

Cox Statement On Presidential Debate

LANSING, Mich., October 22, 2020 – The following statement is from Michigan Republican Party Chairman Laura Cox, regarding the Presidential debate. “President Trump is a fighter, and he did not back down tonight. Americans are tired of career politicians like Joe Biden who talk in sound bites but get nothing done. Tonight showed us two things, that we need another 4 years of President Trump, and that 47 years of failed leadership is enough for Joe Biden.” More >

Cox Statement On Vice President Pence Visit

LANSING, Mich., October 22, 2020 – The following statement is from Michigan Republican Party Chairman Laura Cox regarding Vice President Mike Pence’s visit to Pontiac. “We are thrilled to have Vice President Mike Pence with us again in Michigan today. The President and Vice President have been making frequent stops here in Michigan because they know how important our state is in this election. The groundswell of support for this administration’s America First policies has been overwhelming, and I am confident that the enthusiasm for President Trump and Vice President Pence will keep Michigan RED on election day!” More >

Cox Statement On Peters No Vote On COVID Relief

LANSING, Mich., October 22, 2020 – The following is a statement from Michigan Republican Party Chairman Laura Cox, regarding Senator Gary Peters vote against COVID relief in the Senate. “Gary Peters was sent to Washington by Michigan families to stand up for them and nothing else. Because of the havoc created by COVID-19, Michigan families needed Peters today more than ever, but he let them down - serving Democrat leadership over families in need. Because of Gary Peters, bills will go unpaid, medicine will not be purchased, and schools will go without necessary funding. Though he will still receive two government paychecks and exclusive healthcare. If Peters was known for nothing before today, that certainly will change going forward.” More >

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Uh, Gary?

Are You Going To Kill 182,000 Michigan Jobs Along With Joe Biden?!     LANSING, Mich., October 23, 2020 – Michigan Republican Party Chairman Laura Cox today challenged U.S. Senator Gary Peters to disavow Joe Biden’s plan to end 180,000 Michigan jobs in the natural gas and oil industry.   During last night’s presidential debate, President Donald Trump asked Biden if he would “close down the oil industry.”   Shockingly, Biden said, “I would transition from the oil industry, yes.”   Industry estimates say that Biden’s plan would likely eliminate a whopping 182,000 Michigan jobs (direct, indirect and induced). These jobs would make a $15.8 BILLION contribution to our economy.   Peters already has a track record of being afraid to stand up to the radical progressive energy agenda. When given the chance to say no the Green New Deal, Peters weakly voted “present” last year.   In March 2019, Peters Voted “Present” On A Motion To Invoke Cloture On The Motion To Proceed To S.J. Res. 8. The Resolution, Sponsored By Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), Was Identical To The Green New Deal Resolution Introduced By Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY). (S.J. Res. 8, Roll Call Vote #52: Cloture Motion Rejected, 0-57-43; R 0-53-0, D 0-3-42, I 0-1-1; 3/26/19, Peters Voted Present)   “Gary Peters votes with his party in lockstep and his party, starting with Joe Biden, is completely beholden to a radical, progressive energy agenda that will cost Michigan families more, starting with their jobs,” said Cox.... More >

Biden Pushes Radical Plan To Eliminate Oil Industry

In another pivot to the far left, Joe Biden claimed in last night’s debate that he would eliminate America’s oil industry by phasing it out   LANSING, Mich., October 23, 2020 – Under the Trump administration, America has finally become energy independent after relying on other countries to supply our nation’s oil for years. That progress is now at risk after Joe Biden revealed his radical left agenda for America’s oil industry last night.   In last night’s debate, Joe Biden claimed that he would “transition” away from fossil fuels, eliminating them from use. According to Forbes, his commitment to eliminating America’s oil industry “was met with heavy pushback not only from Republicans…but vulnerable Democrats as well.” Biden’s plan could also eliminate 182,000 jobs in Michigan, which are reliant on the oil and natural gas industry.   “This is as cut and dry as anything can be in politics - Joe Biden wants to eliminate America’s oil industry, which could destroy tens of thousands of jobs in Michigan, and skyrocket energy costs for all Americans.” said Michigan Republican Party Chairman Laura Cox. Cox continued, “Last night, Biden let slip his radical left agenda, which he has been hiding because he knows that the American people won’t stand for it. From banning oil and fracking to packing the courts, Joe Biden is too extreme to be President.” More >

Cox Statement On Presidential Debate

LANSING, Mich., October 22, 2020 – The following statement is from Michigan Republican Party Chairman Laura Cox, regarding the Presidential debate. “President Trump is a fighter, and he did not back down tonight. Americans are tired of career politicians like Joe Biden who talk in sound bites but get nothing done. Tonight showed us two things, that we need another 4 years of President Trump, and that 47 years of failed leadership is enough for Joe Biden.” More >

Cox Statement On Vice President Pence Visit

LANSING, Mich., October 22, 2020 – The following statement is from Michigan Republican Party Chairman Laura Cox regarding Vice President Mike Pence’s visit to Pontiac. “We are thrilled to have Vice President Mike Pence with us again in Michigan today. The President and Vice President have been making frequent stops here in Michigan because they know how important our state is in this election. The groundswell of support for this administration’s America First policies has been overwhelming, and I am confident that the enthusiasm for President Trump and Vice President Pence will keep Michigan RED on election day!” More >

Cox Statement On Peters No Vote On COVID Relief

LANSING, Mich., October 22, 2020 – The following is a statement from Michigan Republican Party Chairman Laura Cox, regarding Senator Gary Peters vote against COVID relief in the Senate. “Gary Peters was sent to Washington by Michigan families to stand up for them and nothing else. Because of the havoc created by COVID-19, Michigan families needed Peters today more than ever, but he let them down - serving Democrat leadership over families in need. Because of Gary Peters, bills will go unpaid, medicine will not be purchased, and schools will go without necessary funding. Though he will still receive two government paychecks and exclusive healthcare. If Peters was known for nothing before today, that certainly will change going forward.” More >

ICYMI: “Invisible and Largely Ineffective In Your Job” – Gary Peters Is Facing Tough Questions As Election Day Grows Near

Peters not enjoying his media coverage in the last two weeks of the campaign   LANSING, Mich., October 21, 2020 – In Case You Missed It – Gary Peters is feeling the heat as Election Day grows near and critiques of his failed six years as a senator take hold.    Michigan media is hearing the complaints about Peters’ lackluster campaign, his invisibility at Congressional committee hearings, low voter ID numbers throughout the campaign, large numbers of undecided voters, and a lack of awareness of anything he has accomplished—even after millions have been wasted on his boring campaign ads.   “He's run a lot of ads that have left no impression.” (Gongwer, 10/21/20)   Worse yet for Peters, in an interview on Detroit television, an anchor challenged Peters to respond to accusations about Peters and why he is struggling.   That is because these critiques are hitting home, pushing the race into a virtual tie in a recent New York Times poll:   “For instance, in his ads he’s criticized you for initially downplaying COVID-19, supporting Medicaid For All, that you’re a career politician. That you’re largely invisible and ineffective in your job.”   “Gary Peters is feeling the heat for running a boring, empty campaign in which millions have been spent trying to prop up a career politician with no known accomplishments. Those ads aren’t working and neither is Peters’ response for why he has been an invisible Senator,” said Michigan Republican Party Chairman Laura Cox.     More >

ICYMI Biden Ad Features Wealthy Tech Investor Posing As Struggling Michigan Businessman

Biden’s new ad features a wealthy tech investor from Michigan, who made maximum contributions to Biden, posing as a struggling businessman   LANSING, Mich., October 21, 2020 – In case you missed it, Joe Biden’s campaign released a new ad on Thursday, featuring a wealthy tech investor, who made maximum contributions to the Biden campaign, posing as a struggling businessman   According to Fox News, “The Biden team is under fire for releasing a TV campaign ad last week depicting a Michigan bar owner struggling to keep his business afloat during the pandemic”, noting that what the ad leaves out is “the man is actually a wealthy tech investor who made contributions to the former vice president’s campaign. He also supported Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's stay-at-home orders that kept businesses shuttered longer.”   Fox went on to report that “there’s a small chance he’ll face financial ruin if The Blind Pig goes under, given he’s a prominent ‘angel investor’ in several local tech companies.” after inheriting “money from his wife’s grandfather, which he likened to ‘winning the lottery,’ ”. More >

Cox Statement on the Passing of Ambassador Peter Secchia

LANSING, Mich., October 21, 2020 – The following is a statement from Michigan Republican Party Chairman Laura Cox, on the passing of Ambassador Peter Secchia. “For decades Ambassador Peter Secchia has been a powerful supporter of the Michigan Republican Party, Republican candidates and our causes. It is so appropriate that his name is on our building because he epitomizes the kind of strength and fight that everyone in our Party should have for the causes they believe in. His generosity and philanthropy extend beyond politics which is clear when you look around at all of the wonderful work he did for organizations and efforts across the State and his enthusiasm for those efforts was unmatched.   On behalf of Republicans across Michigan, I would like to send our thoughts and prayers to Ambassador Secchia’s family and friends during this time of loss.” More >

Peters Supports Government-Run Healthcare, Even As He Gets Exclusive Health Insurance From Taxpayers

Studies show Peters’ Public Option Plan will reduce funding to Michigan’s rural hospitals, but he will forever be protected because of his special insurance available only to politicians like him   LANSING, Mich., October 20, 2020 – Gary Peters supports a new health plan that will put Michigan’s rural hospitals at risk of closing or being cut, even as he is sitting pretty with an exclusive, gold-plated health insurance plan paid for by taxpayers.   Peters is on record supporting the Peters Public Option Plan that allows people to buy into government-run Medicare as their primary form of health coverage.    But Peters’ plan will put large numbers of Michigan’s rural hospitals at risk of closures and cuts.   That means fewer heath care options for Michigan patients and fewer jobs for Michigan residents.   Peters is not worried though, because he will never be affected by his own plan.   Only his constituents would be.   Peters gets exclusive, Cadillac health insurance provided only to politicians like himself—unavailable to the Michigan families he represents in Congress.    Not that you would know!   Peters lied on his Congressional financial disclosure forms for years about receiving the exclusive health insurance.   He even lied to the Detroit News, saying he took an Obamacare ACA exchange plan, just like everyone else.   Did he?   Nope! More >

Whitmer Vetoes Bills That Protected Against Voter Fraud

The bills would have made it a felony to request an absentee ballot fraudulently or on someone’s behalf, without their consent   LANSING, Mich., October 20, 2020 – While Democrats continue to downplay legitimate concerns over the integrity of our elections, Governor Whitmer took it to an extreme level on Friday, when she vetoed two bills protecting against voter fraud in Michigan.   According to MLive, the bills that Whitmer vetoed “would have added penalties for fraudulently submitting multiple absentee ballots or sending in an absentee ballot using another person’s information”.   “Governor Whitmer and the Democrats are in denial over the current vulnerabilities in our election. Instead of addressing these problems head on, they remain defiant, suppressing attempts to ensure integrity in our election.” said Michigan Republican Party Chairman Laura Cox. Cox continued, “The contempt Governor Whitmer has for Republicans in the legislature needs to end. Her first job is to protect the people of Michigan, and her partisan veto of these commonsense bills does the opposite of that.” More >

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