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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... More >

Peters Gets Double Dose of Bad Polling LANSING, Mich., October 17, 2019 – Today, Morning Consult released its latest quarterly Senator Approval Rankings which showed that Gary Peters’ approval rating continues to be underwater with Michigan voters. Peters continues to be 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, polling group MRG also released new polling today showing Republican Senate candidate John James in a statistical tie with Peters, polling within the four point margin of error. This comes just days after federal fundraising reports show that James significantly outraised Peters in third-quarter fundraising. "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." More >

MIGOP Statement on conclusion of the Democrat Debate   LANSING, Mich., October 15, 2019 – The following statement is from Michigan Republican Party Chairman Laura Cox regarding tonight’s Democrat Primary Debate: "Yet again the 2020 Democrats support for reckless socialist schemes was on display tonight. Their policies will destroy Michigan’s thriving economy and make our country weaker. There is not a single candidate on that stage who could beat President Trump, or deliver the type of results he has for Americans the past four years."   More >

Whitmer Puts Partisan Politics Ahead of Michigan's Students  LANSING, Mich., October 7, 2019 – The following statement is from Michigan Republican Party Chairman Laura Cox regarding Governor Whitmer's massive $166 million veto to school aid and higher education funding. "Instead of 'building bridges' as she promised, Governor Whitmer decided to pave over the futures of thousands of Michigan students to try and get her 45-cent gas tax hike. Her veto of $166 million in education funding is unacceptable. Thousands of students may be forced out of college and several school districts may close. It is horribly disheartening that our children's educational opportunities have to suffer, all so that ourgovernor can try and prove a point." According to MIRS, the following are the line-item vetoes from the School Aid Budget: - $35 million by eliminating the per-pupil foundation increase for charter schools - $16 million in Career and Technical Education training equipment - $15 million for summer school reading programs for those not reading at grade level by the end of the 3rd grade - $10 million for a statewide program that helps security upgrades at schools with such things as a panic button - $9.2 million for computer-adaptive tests that are billed as increasing reading proficiency for kids in grades K-3 so they can read at grade level by the 4th grade. - $7 million for rural districts, of which $957,300 goes to Drummond Island and Mackinac Island schools - $3 million for the Michigan Education Corps for pre-K reading. - $3 million to help English language learners - $2.5... More >

Gretchen Whitmer Pure Partisan

Gretchen Whitmer: Pure Partisan LANSING, Mich., October 1, 2019 – Today the Michigan Republican Party lunched a new web video “Pure Partisan” in response to Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s reckless use of her line item veto power. Amongst the 147 items vetoed by the Governor was an additional $375 million specifically targeted for road and bridge repairs. In addition, Whitmer made cuts to funding to Public Charter Schools, Rural Hospitals, Prisons, Law Enforcement, and funding for Children with disabilities amongst many other cuts.  “In a desperate attempt to get Republicans to submit to her highest in the nation 45-cent gas tax increase, Governor Whitmer is slashing funding for many of Michigan’s most vulnerable residents. Children, veterans, and the disabled should never be used as political pawns. In an effort spread the word about Governor Whitmer’s reckless abuse of the budget process, the Michigan Republican Party is happy to announce our new web video calling out Whitmer for what she truly is; A Pure Partisan. “Pure Partisan” can be found here More >

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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... More >

Peters Gets Double Dose of Bad Polling LANSING, Mich., October 17, 2019 – Today, Morning Consult released its latest quarterly Senator Approval Rankings which showed that Gary Peters’ approval rating continues to be underwater with Michigan voters. Peters continues to be 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, polling group MRG also released new polling today showing Republican Senate candidate John James in a statistical tie with Peters, polling within the four point margin of error. This comes just days after federal fundraising reports show that James significantly outraised Peters in third-quarter fundraising. "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." More >

MIGOP Statement on conclusion of the Democrat Debate   LANSING, Mich., October 15, 2019 – The following statement is from Michigan Republican Party Chairman Laura Cox regarding tonight’s Democrat Primary Debate: "Yet again the 2020 Democrats support for reckless socialist schemes was on display tonight. Their policies will destroy Michigan’s thriving economy and make our country weaker. There is not a single candidate on that stage who could beat President Trump, or deliver the type of results he has for Americans the past four years."   More >

Whitmer Puts Partisan Politics Ahead of Michigan's Students  LANSING, Mich., October 7, 2019 – The following statement is from Michigan Republican Party Chairman Laura Cox regarding Governor Whitmer's massive $166 million veto to school aid and higher education funding. "Instead of 'building bridges' as she promised, Governor Whitmer decided to pave over the futures of thousands of Michigan students to try and get her 45-cent gas tax hike. Her veto of $166 million in education funding is unacceptable. Thousands of students may be forced out of college and several school districts may close. It is horribly disheartening that our children's educational opportunities have to suffer, all so that ourgovernor can try and prove a point." According to MIRS, the following are the line-item vetoes from the School Aid Budget: - $35 million by eliminating the per-pupil foundation increase for charter schools - $16 million in Career and Technical Education training equipment - $15 million for summer school reading programs for those not reading at grade level by the end of the 3rd grade - $10 million for a statewide program that helps security upgrades at schools with such things as a panic button - $9.2 million for computer-adaptive tests that are billed as increasing reading proficiency for kids in grades K-3 so they can read at grade level by the 4th grade. - $7 million for rural districts, of which $957,300 goes to Drummond Island and Mackinac Island schools - $3 million for the Michigan Education Corps for pre-K reading. - $3 million to help English language learners - $2.5... More >

Gretchen Whitmer Pure Partisan

Gretchen Whitmer: Pure Partisan LANSING, Mich., October 1, 2019 – Today the Michigan Republican Party lunched a new web video “Pure Partisan” in response to Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s reckless use of her line item veto power. Amongst the 147 items vetoed by the Governor was an additional $375 million specifically targeted for road and bridge repairs. In addition, Whitmer made cuts to funding to Public Charter Schools, Rural Hospitals, Prisons, Law Enforcement, and funding for Children with disabilities amongst many other cuts.  “In a desperate attempt to get Republicans to submit to her highest in the nation 45-cent gas tax increase, Governor Whitmer is slashing funding for many of Michigan’s most vulnerable residents. Children, veterans, and the disabled should never be used as political pawns. In an effort spread the word about Governor Whitmer’s reckless abuse of the budget process, the Michigan Republican Party is happy to announce our new web video calling out Whitmer for what she truly is; A Pure Partisan. “Pure Partisan” can be found here More >

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