Democrats urge Rep. Peters to run for U.S. Senate

Now that party powerbroker Debbie Dingell has decided against running for U.S. Senate in 2014, Democrats are urging suburban-Detroit Congressman Gary Peters to run.
AP Wire
Apr 23, 2013

Democratic Sen. Carl Levin is retiring, and 54 Democratic state legislators signed a letter Monday encouraging Peters to run. The former state senator and lottery commissioner from Bloomfield Township is expected to enter the race soon and run unopposed in next year's Democratic primary.

A number of Republicans are considering whether to run, but no one has jumped in on that side, either.

Democratic lawmakers say the "battle-tested" Peters has won tough elections before. They say he's an "exceptional candidate" to fill the void when Levin leaves in 20 months.

U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow told Democrats at a weekend fundraiser that Peters "looks like a senator."

Comments

Wingmaster

"U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow told Democrats at a weekend fundraiser that Peters "looks like a senator." By that criteria Obama should be in comics as he looks like Alfred E. Neuman from Mad magazine

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Wingmaster

"U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow told Democrats at a weekend fundraiser that Peters "looks like a senator." By that criteria Obama should be in comics as he looks like Alfred E. Neuman from Mad magazine

http://www.google.com/imgres?img...

http://votesmart.org/candidate/p...

Vladtheimp

How could Dems not run with Peters out?

Wingmaster

LOL, Stabenow, and Peters out later! Gotta love this party!

retired DOC

I am tired of having both of our senators from the east side of the state. From looking at their voting records it is clear they do not have the values of the people of this side.

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