Terri Lynn Land submitted petitions to Secretary of State Ruth Johnson this morning in Lansing in her bid to become the next United States Senator representing the state of Michigan. Petitions contain the signatures of more than 25,000 voters from all 83 Michigan counties according to the campaign’s press release sent out as morning.
Land, a Republican, will be vying for the seat being vacated by current Senator Carl Levin, who announced his retirement at the end of his current term.
It is widely anticipated that Land will be facing US Congressman Gary Peters who is hoping to keep the seat in Democrat hands. Peters unveiled his first campaign ads last week emphasizing his personal experiences.
Like many Democrats, Peter seems to be downplaying Obamacare. The landing page of his campaign website mentions no campaign platform items instead singularly focuses on trying to end Citizens United campaign contributions. View his website by clicking here.
In contrast, Terri Lynn Land uses her landing page to remind viewers of the improvements made to state services while she was Secretary of State. View her website by clicking here.
At the same time, Land is likely to benefit from the negative feelings towards Obamacare which is supported by Peters. Land is also likely to benefit from the reelection campaigns of statewide offices up for reelection. In the last statewide election the Republican Party swept all statewide elections in those seats are now up for election again.
Land, unlike Peters, is benefiting from statewide name recognition as the former Michigan Secretary of State. She also has a statewide network of volunteers.
"I am so thankful for all of the hard work of my volunteers and the grassroots, and for the support from all the Michigan families who got behind us and helped get our campaign on the ballot,” said Terri Lynn Land.
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