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James Pummels Peters in Fundraising

Outsider outraises Incumbent by $1 Million   LANSING, Mich., January 7, 2020 – The following statement is from Michigan Republican Party Chairman Laura Cox regarding today's announcement that combat veteran and Detroit businessman John James outraised incumbent U.S. Senator Gary Peters by $1 million in the fourth quarter of 2019. James was able to raise over $3.5 million dollars while Peters raised a mere $2.5 million despite his vast fundraising network, which has been built over his 30-year political career.   "Gary Peters has always tried to lead from behind, and today's announcement finds him once again in the back of the pack. From polling to fundraising, Gary Peters is playing catch-up with John James. Our state is ready for real leadership in the US. Senate. Someone who will get Michiganders results and fight for their values. This November, we look forward to sending John James to the U.S. Senate." More >

MIGOP Statement on Peters' Partisan Politics

LANSING, Mich., January 6, 2020 – The following statement is from Michigan Republican Party Chairman Laura Cox in response to Senator Gary Peters’ decision that he would be blocking President Trump's nomination for United States attorney in Michigan's Western District:  "It comes as no surprise that Gary Peters has decided to put politics above the best interest of millions of Michiganders. Tom Leonard is a highly qualified candidate for this position, and his nomination received bipartisan support. It is deeply troubling that western Michigan will have to go even longer without a federal prosecutor because of Peters’ partisan pandering. Michiganders deserve better in the U.S. Senate than a career politician who puts party first." More >

Slotkin Resolution Sends Dangerous Message to U.S. Enemies

LANSING, Mich., January 6, 2020 – The following statement is from Michigan Republican Party Chairman Laura Cox in response to the announcement by Speaker Nancy Pelosi that Michigan Congresswoman Elissa Slotkin will spearhead a resolution to limit President Trump’s ability to fight Iranian terror operations.  "Last week President Trump rightfully used his powers as Commander-in-Chief to eliminate the leader of a radical group which has been designated as a foreign terrorist organization by the United States Government. Qasem Soleimani was directly responsible for the deaths of hundreds of U.S. service members, and since 2013 he has conducted a clandestine war against the United States and our allies. By trying to limit President Trump's powers to deal with such terrorists, Nancy Pelosi and Elissa Slotkin are sending a dangerous message to our enemies overseas and turning their backs on the victims Soleimani left in his wake." More >

Gary Peters Files for office…Again!

LANSING, Mich., January 3rd, 2020 – Today, career politician Gary Peters filed paperwork to run for reelection as Michigan’s junior senator. This is the 11th time Peters has sought political office in a career entering its 4th decade.   “After 30 years of running for office, Gary Peters has proven to be nothing but a career politician whose only accomplishment seems to be his ability to successfully file for office.”, said Laura Cox, Michigan Republican Party Chairman. Cox continued, “During his time in the Senate Gary Peters has failed to stand up for the people of our state on critical issues such as the job killing Green New Deal which would crush Michigan’s manufacturing and agricultural industries. Michigan needs real leadership in the U.S. Senate. We need a leader who will fight for the people of Michigan and their values, not the values of donors and the progressive elite. John James is such a leader.”   The following is a list of Gary Peters’ long and uninspiring political career: 1990: Received Democratic nomination for Michigan State Senate seat. 1991-1993: Served on the Rochester Hills City Council. 1994: Elected to serve in the Michigan State Senate. 1995-2002: Served in the Michigan Senate.  2002: Received Democratic nomination for attorney general of Michigan.  2003-2007: Served as commissioner of Michigan Lottery Bureau.  2008: Elected to represent the 9th Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives, with 52.08% of the vote. 2010: Re-elected to represent the 9th Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives, with 49.76% of the... More >

MIGOP Chairman: "Slotkin is a Poster Child For Failed Foreign Policy Decisions."

LANSING, Mich., January 3, 2020 – The following statement is from Michigan Republican Party Chairman Laura Cox in response to Elissa Slotkin's opposition to President Trump’s decision to bring Iran’s most notorious terrorist to justice: "President Trump sent a clear message to Iran, and to terrorists around the world, that aggression against the United States, its citizens and our troops will not be tolerated. However, Elissa Slotkin continues to parrot the same worn-out policies she advocated for in the Obama Administration, which led to the decision to send Iran $1.7 billion in pallets of cash. Slotkin is a poster child for failed foreign policy decisions, and our nation is better off today than it was 4 years ago because of the president's swift and decisive leadership." More >

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James Pummels Peters in Fundraising

Outsider outraises Incumbent by $1 Million   LANSING, Mich., January 7, 2020 – The following statement is from Michigan Republican Party Chairman Laura Cox regarding today's announcement that combat veteran and Detroit businessman John James outraised incumbent U.S. Senator Gary Peters by $1 million in the fourth quarter of 2019. James was able to raise over $3.5 million dollars while Peters raised a mere $2.5 million despite his vast fundraising network, which has been built over his 30-year political career.   "Gary Peters has always tried to lead from behind, and today's announcement finds him once again in the back of the pack. From polling to fundraising, Gary Peters is playing catch-up with John James. Our state is ready for real leadership in the US. Senate. Someone who will get Michiganders results and fight for their values. This November, we look forward to sending John James to the U.S. Senate." More >

MIGOP Statement on Peters' Partisan Politics

LANSING, Mich., January 6, 2020 – The following statement is from Michigan Republican Party Chairman Laura Cox in response to Senator Gary Peters’ decision that he would be blocking President Trump's nomination for United States attorney in Michigan's Western District:  "It comes as no surprise that Gary Peters has decided to put politics above the best interest of millions of Michiganders. Tom Leonard is a highly qualified candidate for this position, and his nomination received bipartisan support. It is deeply troubling that western Michigan will have to go even longer without a federal prosecutor because of Peters’ partisan pandering. Michiganders deserve better in the U.S. Senate than a career politician who puts party first." More >

Slotkin Resolution Sends Dangerous Message to U.S. Enemies

LANSING, Mich., January 6, 2020 – The following statement is from Michigan Republican Party Chairman Laura Cox in response to the announcement by Speaker Nancy Pelosi that Michigan Congresswoman Elissa Slotkin will spearhead a resolution to limit President Trump’s ability to fight Iranian terror operations.  "Last week President Trump rightfully used his powers as Commander-in-Chief to eliminate the leader of a radical group which has been designated as a foreign terrorist organization by the United States Government. Qasem Soleimani was directly responsible for the deaths of hundreds of U.S. service members, and since 2013 he has conducted a clandestine war against the United States and our allies. By trying to limit President Trump's powers to deal with such terrorists, Nancy Pelosi and Elissa Slotkin are sending a dangerous message to our enemies overseas and turning their backs on the victims Soleimani left in his wake." More >

Gary Peters Files for office…Again!

LANSING, Mich., January 3rd, 2020 – Today, career politician Gary Peters filed paperwork to run for reelection as Michigan’s junior senator. This is the 11th time Peters has sought political office in a career entering its 4th decade.   “After 30 years of running for office, Gary Peters has proven to be nothing but a career politician whose only accomplishment seems to be his ability to successfully file for office.”, said Laura Cox, Michigan Republican Party Chairman. Cox continued, “During his time in the Senate Gary Peters has failed to stand up for the people of our state on critical issues such as the job killing Green New Deal which would crush Michigan’s manufacturing and agricultural industries. Michigan needs real leadership in the U.S. Senate. We need a leader who will fight for the people of Michigan and their values, not the values of donors and the progressive elite. John James is such a leader.”   The following is a list of Gary Peters’ long and uninspiring political career: 1990: Received Democratic nomination for Michigan State Senate seat. 1991-1993: Served on the Rochester Hills City Council. 1994: Elected to serve in the Michigan State Senate. 1995-2002: Served in the Michigan Senate.  2002: Received Democratic nomination for attorney general of Michigan.  2003-2007: Served as commissioner of Michigan Lottery Bureau.  2008: Elected to represent the 9th Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives, with 52.08% of the vote. 2010: Re-elected to represent the 9th Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives, with 49.76% of the... More >

MIGOP Chairman: "Slotkin is a Poster Child For Failed Foreign Policy Decisions."

LANSING, Mich., January 3, 2020 – The following statement is from Michigan Republican Party Chairman Laura Cox in response to Elissa Slotkin's opposition to President Trump’s decision to bring Iran’s most notorious terrorist to justice: "President Trump sent a clear message to Iran, and to terrorists around the world, that aggression against the United States, its citizens and our troops will not be tolerated. However, Elissa Slotkin continues to parrot the same worn-out policies she advocated for in the Obama Administration, which led to the decision to send Iran $1.7 billion in pallets of cash. Slotkin is a poster child for failed foreign policy decisions, and our nation is better off today than it was 4 years ago because of the president's swift and decisive leadership." More >

MIGOP Statement on Democrat Articles of Impeachment

LANSING, Mich., December 18, 2019 – The following statement is from Michigan Republican Party Chairman Laura Cox regarding the U.S. House of Representatives passing two articles of impeachment on a purely partisan Democrat vote: “Today, the world found out just how desperate Democrats are to undo the will of the American people. This impeachment, based solely on partisan grounds, will forever redefine the relationship between the institutions of our government, and will greatly harm any remaining goodwill between our political parties. Make no mistake, our nation, its constitution and the American people will pay the price for this foolishness for years to come. It is a truly sad day for America.” More >

Detroit: Where the dead are registered to vote

MIGOP Calls for Winfrey’s removal from State Committee over poor local performance   LANSING, Mich., December 12, 2019 – Yesterday, the Public Interest Legal Foundation filed a lawsuit in Federal court against the city of Detroit due to a litany of irregularities that are present in the city’s voter file. These irregularities include; Detroit having 2,503 dead people on its voter rolls, 4,788 voters that appear more than once, 511,786 registered voters in a city with only 479,267 adults eligible to vote, and 16,465 registered voters that are missing a registration date. Also, one Detroit voter has a birthdate listed as 1823, making that voter nearly 200 years old.  Currently, the Detroit voter file is managed by Detroit Clerk Janice Winfrey, whose tenure has been highly controversial. After the 2016 election,  Secretary of State Ruth Johnson conducted an audit of Detroit Precincts and found “significant discrepancies”. In 2017 in his campaign for Detroit City Clerk, Lt. Governor Garlin Gilchrest stated, “I don’t think it should have taken the state of Michigan to tell the city clerk to serve the voters better”. However, despite Winfery’s record of failure earlier this year, Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson appointed Winfrey to the Election Modernization Advisory Committee which is tasked with implementing new Michigan voter laws. “When thousands of dead people are registered to vote and there are more people registered than are eligible to vote in the city of Detroit either someone is trying to commit fraud or there is gross incompetence within the Detroit city clerk’s... More >

MIGOP Chairman's Statement on Vice President Pence's Visit to Michigan

LANSING, Mich., December 11, 2019 – The following is a statement from Michigan Republican Party Chairman Laura Cox regarding Vice President Mike Pence's visit to Michigan next week: "I'm excited to welcome Vice President Pence back once again to the Great Lakes State for the fourth time this year. Our great Vice President knows just how important Michigan will be next year, and has demonstrated the Trump Administration’s commitment to this state from day one. The President and Vice President have governed like they campaigned – keeping promises and working tirelessly on behalf of Americans that felt left behind under Democrat leadership. We look forward to seeing the President and Vice President speak directly to Michiganders next week about the administration’s agenda, and the countless policies, initiatives, and reforms that have made Michigan a more prosperous place since they took office." More >

MIGOP Chairman: "Hoadley is Radical Democrat Mouthpiece."

LANSING, Mich., December 11, 2019 – On Tuesday, Nancy Pelosi and House Democrats announced that they will pursue two articles of impeachment against President Donald J. Trump. In a sign of how far the Democrat party has moved to the radical left, support for the hyper-partisan impeachment process has become the latest litmus test for Democrats, despite its unpopularity with Michigan voters. This move is to appease the radical liberal wing of the party, which has been calling for the president’s impeachment since his first year in office, and includes State Representative Jon Hoadley - who is currently running for Congress in Michigan's 6th Congressional District. Hoadley, who has been endorsed by top progressives including Planned Parenthood and former gubernatorial candidate Abdul El-Sayed, made his first public comments in support of impeachment in a 2017 tweet. A full two years before the impeachment inquiry began. "Jon Hoadley is nothing more than a radical democrat mouthpiece. I have no doubt in my mind that the constituents of Michigan's 6th Congressional District will reject this outlandish, hyper-partisan agenda.", said Laura Cox, Michigan Republican Party Chairman. Cox went on to say, "Representative Upton has worked tirelessly on behalf of Southwest Michigan, and we look forward to having his leadership in Washington another 2 years." More >

USMCA: Where’s Gary?

LANSING, Mich., December 10, 2019 – It's been over a year since President Donald Trump, along with the leaders of Canada and Mexico signed the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). After a year of waiting on Democrats, it finally looks like that agreement will get a vote in the House of Representatives. However, Michigan’s junior Senator Gary Peter still hasn’t stated how he will vote on the legislation.  USMCA is projected to add over $70 billion in investment to the US auto industry. Much of which will be centered in Michigan, home to the American “Big Three” automakers and over 100 automotive suppliers. It is also projected to add billions in new investment into Michigan’s agricultural industries. However, despite these tremendous benefits, Peters has been mute on the agreement's passage.  "After over a year of waiting, I am tremendously happy that the USMCA is moving forward. However, the inaction by Senator Gary Peters on an agreement that would be tremendously beneficial for Michigan is yet another example of Peters putting his partisan political loyalties ahead of the best interests of his state.”,  said Laura Cox Michigan Republican Party Chairman. Cox also stated, “It’s time Michigan had someone in the U.S. Senate who’s not afraid to say what he thinks and who will fight for the people, not for his party.” More >

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