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Peters Supports Plan To Flood His Campaign And Wallet With Healthy Doses Of Drug Company Cash

The Peters Plan to benefit himself is the most successful thing he’s done in Congress   LANSING, Mich., October 14, 2020 – U.S. Senator Gary Peters talks a lot about the American health care system but a look at U.S. Senate and Federal Election Commission data shows his plan for flooding his campaigns and wallet with healthy doses of drug company cash is one of the most successful things he’s ever done.   The Peters Plan for soliciting and accepting thousands of dollars from pharmaceutical companies, while claiming on television that he is fighting them, has been very effective.   Peters’ various political committees have taken a whopping $194,000 from drug company corporate and employee PACs since he entered Congress.    The Peters Plan has also helped create a healthy bottom line for Peters’ personal wealth.   Peters doubled his personal wealth while in Washington, D.C., and he did it in part with his plan to bet big on drug companies profiting off patients.   Peters reports thousands of dollars in personal income as a result of his holdings in major drug companies, per financial disclosures in Congress:    Abbott Laboratories: Between $2,012 and $10,600 AbbVie: Between $2,609 and $10,500 Bristol-Myers Squibb: Between $2,412 and $12,000 Merck: Between $2,412 and $12,000  Pfizer: Between $2,412 and $12,000 Teva Pharmaceuticals: Between $1,001 and $5,000   “Gary Peters has not been successful at much in Washington. But with The Peters Plan, Gary got ahead with the help of drug companies and generated healthy... More >

Barrett Received “Gold Standard” Democrat Approval

Judge Amy Coney Barrett has received the highest approval from The American Bar Association, which Democrat Chuck Schumer called the “Gold Standard”   LANSING, Mich., October 13, 2020 — While Senate Democrats spent the last two days grasping at straws in their attempts to criticize Judge Barrett’s impeccable qualifications, she received the highest approval from The American Bar Association, an organization the Democrats revere. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer called an approval from The American Bar Association the “gold standard”. “By receiving the highest approval from what Democrats have called the ‘gold standard’ for evaluating judicial nominees, it shows that they have nothing to justify stonewalling such a well-qualified candidate in Judge Barrett.” said Michigan Republican Party Chairman Laura Cox. Cox continued, “The writing is on the wall for Senate Democrats, they must do their jobs and vote for Judge Barrett to fill the Supreme Court vacancy.” More >

John James TIED For The Lead In Michigan’s Senate Race In New Poll

Peters loses 10 points since June in NYT/Siena poll, explaining why national Democrats are pouring cash into Michigan   LANSING, Mich., October 12, 2020 – U.S. Senate candidate John James is tied for the lead in the newest New York Times/Siena poll released today.   The poll, conducted between October 6th and October 11th, shows the race as 43% Peters – 42% James, well within the margin of error (4.6%).   According to NYT/Siena, James has essentially overcome a 10-point deficit in their poll since June.   As James continues to shine in polling, he is also winning the fundraising race. James has out-raised Peters repeatedly, including a $14 million haul in the most recent reporting period. Peters, an incumbent, continues to fall well-behind on fundraising compared to challenger Democrats running in other states.   The Times’ analysis of the race makes clear that John James is in position to be the next U.S. Senator from Michigan:   “Peters, a Democrat, faces a surprisingly strong challenge from John James, a graduate of West Point who is considered one of the Republicans’ top recruits of the cycle. Mr. Peters leads by just one percentage point, 43 percent to 42 percent, among likely voters, a significant narrowing of the race since a Times/Siena survey in June that found Mr. Peters leading, 41-31.”   “A closely fought race in Michigan complicates the Democratic path to flipping control of the Senate, which has looked increasingly plausible as several Senate Republican incumbents have fared worse... More >

Biden Refuses To Condemn Radical Court Packing

Joe Biden continued to show contempt for American voters when he claimed they don’t “deserve to know” his views on court-packing   LANSING, Mich., October 12, 2020 — As the confirmation hearings for Amy Coney Barrett begin in Washington D.C., Joe Biden continues his refusal to condemn the radical left’s plan to pack the Supreme Court. In an interview this weekend, Biden said the voters don’t “deserve to know” his views on court-packing, fueling further concerns that, if elected, he will support undermining a branch of our government because his party doesn’t like the potential constitutional outcome of the confirmation of Judge Barrett. “For Joe Biden to say Americans don’t ‘deserve to know’ his opinion on packing the court, just shows the contempt he has for them and our system of government.” said Michigan Republican Party Chairman Laura Cox. Cox continued, “The Democrats don’t get to change the rules just because they don’t get their way, and their reckless attempts to undermine one of our three branches of government should be condemned by all Americans.”   More >

ICYMI: Ballot Drop Boxes Left Unlocked In Lansing

This week, the Michigan Republican Party exposed unlocked ballot drop boxes in Lansing and called for an investigation. Instead, Secretary Benson called for an investigation against us.   LANSING, Mich., October 9, 2020 — In case you missed it, this week, the Michigan Republican Party exposed the City of Lansing for leaving ballot drop boxes unlocked. Chairman Laura Cox called for an immediate investigation into this matter by the Secretary of State. What followed was a partisan attack by the Secretary of State, who used false information to ask the Attorney General’s office to investigate the Michigan Republican Party; and the City of Lansing desperately trying to cover its tracks.   Let’s look at the facts:   In a press release Wednesday, Michigan’s Secretary of State falsely stated that the video showing the unlocked ballot box was taken on September 23rd, before ballots were sent to voters. However, the video in question was taken and posted by a concerned citizen to Facebook on September 25th, one day after ballots were sent to voters.     That same day at a press conference, Lansing City Clerk Chris Swope said the Michigan Republican Party was being “disingenuous”, and claimed the ballot box in question was secure. However, events throughout the rest of the day proved that claim to be false with the drop box not being repaired until Wednesday afternoon. After claiming the box may have been tampered with, and calling for a police investigation, a city of Lansing employee revealed the... More >

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Peters Supports Plan To Flood His Campaign And Wallet With Healthy Doses Of Drug Company Cash

The Peters Plan to benefit himself is the most successful thing he’s done in Congress   LANSING, Mich., October 14, 2020 – U.S. Senator Gary Peters talks a lot about the American health care system but a look at U.S. Senate and Federal Election Commission data shows his plan for flooding his campaigns and wallet with healthy doses of drug company cash is one of the most successful things he’s ever done.   The Peters Plan for soliciting and accepting thousands of dollars from pharmaceutical companies, while claiming on television that he is fighting them, has been very effective.   Peters’ various political committees have taken a whopping $194,000 from drug company corporate and employee PACs since he entered Congress.    The Peters Plan has also helped create a healthy bottom line for Peters’ personal wealth.   Peters doubled his personal wealth while in Washington, D.C., and he did it in part with his plan to bet big on drug companies profiting off patients.   Peters reports thousands of dollars in personal income as a result of his holdings in major drug companies, per financial disclosures in Congress:    Abbott Laboratories: Between $2,012 and $10,600 AbbVie: Between $2,609 and $10,500 Bristol-Myers Squibb: Between $2,412 and $12,000 Merck: Between $2,412 and $12,000  Pfizer: Between $2,412 and $12,000 Teva Pharmaceuticals: Between $1,001 and $5,000   “Gary Peters has not been successful at much in Washington. But with The Peters Plan, Gary got ahead with the help of drug companies and generated healthy... More >

Barrett Received “Gold Standard” Democrat Approval

Judge Amy Coney Barrett has received the highest approval from The American Bar Association, which Democrat Chuck Schumer called the “Gold Standard”   LANSING, Mich., October 13, 2020 — While Senate Democrats spent the last two days grasping at straws in their attempts to criticize Judge Barrett’s impeccable qualifications, she received the highest approval from The American Bar Association, an organization the Democrats revere. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer called an approval from The American Bar Association the “gold standard”. “By receiving the highest approval from what Democrats have called the ‘gold standard’ for evaluating judicial nominees, it shows that they have nothing to justify stonewalling such a well-qualified candidate in Judge Barrett.” said Michigan Republican Party Chairman Laura Cox. Cox continued, “The writing is on the wall for Senate Democrats, they must do their jobs and vote for Judge Barrett to fill the Supreme Court vacancy.” More >

John James TIED For The Lead In Michigan’s Senate Race In New Poll

Peters loses 10 points since June in NYT/Siena poll, explaining why national Democrats are pouring cash into Michigan   LANSING, Mich., October 12, 2020 – U.S. Senate candidate John James is tied for the lead in the newest New York Times/Siena poll released today.   The poll, conducted between October 6th and October 11th, shows the race as 43% Peters – 42% James, well within the margin of error (4.6%).   According to NYT/Siena, James has essentially overcome a 10-point deficit in their poll since June.   As James continues to shine in polling, he is also winning the fundraising race. James has out-raised Peters repeatedly, including a $14 million haul in the most recent reporting period. Peters, an incumbent, continues to fall well-behind on fundraising compared to challenger Democrats running in other states.   The Times’ analysis of the race makes clear that John James is in position to be the next U.S. Senator from Michigan:   “Peters, a Democrat, faces a surprisingly strong challenge from John James, a graduate of West Point who is considered one of the Republicans’ top recruits of the cycle. Mr. Peters leads by just one percentage point, 43 percent to 42 percent, among likely voters, a significant narrowing of the race since a Times/Siena survey in June that found Mr. Peters leading, 41-31.”   “A closely fought race in Michigan complicates the Democratic path to flipping control of the Senate, which has looked increasingly plausible as several Senate Republican incumbents have fared worse... More >

Biden Refuses To Condemn Radical Court Packing

Joe Biden continued to show contempt for American voters when he claimed they don’t “deserve to know” his views on court-packing   LANSING, Mich., October 12, 2020 — As the confirmation hearings for Amy Coney Barrett begin in Washington D.C., Joe Biden continues his refusal to condemn the radical left’s plan to pack the Supreme Court. In an interview this weekend, Biden said the voters don’t “deserve to know” his views on court-packing, fueling further concerns that, if elected, he will support undermining a branch of our government because his party doesn’t like the potential constitutional outcome of the confirmation of Judge Barrett. “For Joe Biden to say Americans don’t ‘deserve to know’ his opinion on packing the court, just shows the contempt he has for them and our system of government.” said Michigan Republican Party Chairman Laura Cox. Cox continued, “The Democrats don’t get to change the rules just because they don’t get their way, and their reckless attempts to undermine one of our three branches of government should be condemned by all Americans.”   More >

ICYMI: Ballot Drop Boxes Left Unlocked In Lansing

This week, the Michigan Republican Party exposed unlocked ballot drop boxes in Lansing and called for an investigation. Instead, Secretary Benson called for an investigation against us.   LANSING, Mich., October 9, 2020 — In case you missed it, this week, the Michigan Republican Party exposed the City of Lansing for leaving ballot drop boxes unlocked. Chairman Laura Cox called for an immediate investigation into this matter by the Secretary of State. What followed was a partisan attack by the Secretary of State, who used false information to ask the Attorney General’s office to investigate the Michigan Republican Party; and the City of Lansing desperately trying to cover its tracks.   Let’s look at the facts:   In a press release Wednesday, Michigan’s Secretary of State falsely stated that the video showing the unlocked ballot box was taken on September 23rd, before ballots were sent to voters. However, the video in question was taken and posted by a concerned citizen to Facebook on September 25th, one day after ballots were sent to voters.     That same day at a press conference, Lansing City Clerk Chris Swope said the Michigan Republican Party was being “disingenuous”, and claimed the ballot box in question was secure. However, events throughout the rest of the day proved that claim to be false with the drop box not being repaired until Wednesday afternoon. After claiming the box may have been tampered with, and calling for a police investigation, a city of Lansing employee revealed the... More >

FACT CHECK: Peters Did Nothing About DHS’ Failed Pandemic Preparedness

Peters even skipped a hearing designed to teach Senators how to follow up on pandemic audit reports   LANSING, Mich., October 9, 2020 – Gary Peters is Ranking Member of the Homeland Security committee, which oversees the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).   If you were to ever see Gary in person, you’d know he is fond of mentioning that fact.   However, under his keen eye, a 2016 audit showed that President Obama’s DHS and its key agencies (Coast Guard, ICE and Secret Service, etc.) were not prepared for a pandemic – like COVID-19 became.   Peters took no action to ensure the audit’s frightening findings were addressed.   The plainly titled audit, “Pandemic Planning Needs Better Oversight, Training, and Execution”, made clear that:   “ICE, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), and the Secret Service either could not identify their pandemic PPE stockpile or were unaware of whether local offices had pandemic PPE available on site.”   “…the Coast Guard, ICE, and the Secret Service — did not determine their pandemic PPE requirements.”   “The Department did not develop clear requirements for pandemic readiness training.”   “The Department did not establish sufficient oversight or provide clear instruction on the number of days for which components should maintain a supply of PPE for pandemic response.”   “The Department cannot be assured that its preparedness plans can be executed effectively during a pandemic event.”   Gary should have known better but skipped a hearing   Peters should have known better.... More >

ICYMI: Harris Makes Up History of President Lincoln In Debate

Senator Harris attempted to rewrite the history of President Lincoln in Wednesday’s debate, when trying to justify her opposition to filling the vacant Supreme Court seat   LANSING, Mich., October 9, 2020 — In case you missed it, at Wednesday’s Vice-Presidential debate, Senator Harris made up history regarding President Lincoln not filing a Supreme Court vacancy.   Harris stated that President Lincoln delayed nominating a candidate to fill the Supreme Court vacancy 27 days before the 1864 election because he wanted to do the “right thing”. However, history tells us this scenario is false. According to the Federalist, the Senate was “out of session in October when [Roger B.] Taney died until December 5th, making it difficult for Lincoln to move forward with the confirmation proceedings necessary for a new justice”.   “Kamala Harris and Joe Biden have spent months lying about their own records, so it’s not surprising that they would lie about President Lincoln’s record as well.” said Michigan Republican Party Chairman Laura Cox. Cox continued, “Kamala Harris and her Democrat colleagues in the Senate must put aside these partisan games, do their job, and vote for Amy Coney Barrett to fill the vacancy on our Supreme Court.” More >

Oops It Happened Again!

Another Lansing Ballot Drop Box found Unlocked, This Time at City Hall!   LANSING, Mich., October 8, 2020 – This evening WILX in Lansing is reporting that yet another of the City of Lansing’s ballot drop boxes was found to be unlocked today, this time outside of City Hall. The unlocked box was reported to city authorities at 1:35 p.m. after being emptied at 10:45 a.m. leaving a 3-hour window in which ballots deposited may not have been secure.   The news comes after Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson threatened the Michigan Republican Party with an investigation after the party reported that another ballot drop box in the city also had locking issues. A statement later proven to be true by the Lansing State Journal.   “Ballot security is no laughing matter but clearly the ballot drop box situation in Michigan has become a circus,” said Laura Cox, Chairman of the Michigan Republican Party. Cox continued, “Michiganders need to know their ballots are safe and secure. Despite assurances from Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson, I think these instances are cause for concern. Instead of playing partisan games and trying to sweep these failures under the rug, it’s time for Jocelyn Benson to do her job and implement policies which will ensure the integrity of our elections.” More >

Pop Quiz! What’s Gary Peters Done in Washington? Not Enough to Satisfy Michigan Voters

LANSING, Mich., October 8, 2020 — What has Gary Peters done in Washington?   Most people don’t know if he’s done anything of consequence, and that is why Peters is in the fight of his life for reelection.   Remember, Peters has lost a statewide election before.   And, it is about to happen again.   New polling repeatedly shows he is struggling against John James.   WDIV’s new poll shows Peters unable to get past 45% overall, with large percentages of undecided voters, including 18.6% of Black voters who were unwilling to commit to Peters.   After a 30-year political career, how could Peters still be so weak?   The National Republican Senatorial Committee pointed out the obvious answers in their new ad this week:     12 years in Washington with no signature success for Michigan workers   $2 million in pay, PLUS a state paycheck for his “retirement”   Fancy, gold-plated health insurance paid for by taxpayers.   Skipped work, including majorities of time on the China, Small Business and Financial Services committees   Failed to prepare us for the COVID-19 pandemic by skipping Homeland Security subcommittee meetings and doing nothing about reports that key federal agencies were unprepared to face a pandemic.   He even told Michigan residents that the risk of COVID-19 exploding here was “low”.   “Gary Peters has lost a statewide election before. I know, I was there for it,” said Michigan Republican Party Chairman Laura Cox. “This time is no different. Michigan voters... More >

Cox Statement on Whitmer Kidnapping Plot

LANSING, Mich., October 8, 2020 – The following statement is from Michigan Republican Party Chair Laura Cox regarding today’s news that the FBI foiled a plot to overthrow our government and kidnap Governor Whitmer. “I would like to thank the hard-working men and women of the FBI and state and local law enforcement who stopped this attack before it could happen, and I am grateful that no government officials, their families or Michigan citizens were harmed. We live in a nation where we settle our political disagreements at the ballot box, not through violence, and any attempt to do otherwise is an attack on our Constitution, our values, and our American way of life.”  More >

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