Terri Lynn Land, candidate for the United States Senate seat being vacated by Carl Levin, issued a lighthearted rebuttal today to an ad funded by SEIU claiming Land was waging a war on women. In the ad, called “Really”, Land asked viewers to think about whether or not the accusation that she is waging a war on women by Gary Peters, her opponent in the race, can be taken seriously.
SEIU and a political pack lead by Democrat Senate majority leader Harry Reid are aggressively funding attack ads against Land. The SEIU triggering the response accuses Land of wanting to cut medical benefits to women and stand in the way of equal pay.
Today’s rebuttal ad may already have been a success for the Land campaign. The Daily Caller is reporting this morning that SEIU pulled the ad today shortly after the Land rebuttal began running.
In the Land ad she says with a smile that Congressman Peters wants you to believe she is waging a war on women before saying she wants to give us, the viewers, an opportunity think about the acquisition. Ten seconds a lighthearted music play while Land sips a cup of coffee. Then she states that she, being a woman, might know more about being a woman than Peters.
Land’s campaign spokesperson, Heather Smith, this morning. She said that while Peters and Reid “sit in their Washington, D.C. offices lecturing Terri on the struggles of women in Michigan Terri is actually in Michigan talking with working women about the real war on women.”
The Michigan campaign has become intense battleground as Democrats fight to keep control of the Senate. Levin’s retirement has pitted Land, the Republican former Secretary of State, against the Democrat challenger Peters, the United States Congressman from Detroit. Landed enjoys statewide name recognition from her prior successful statewide elections while Peters is relatively unknown outside of the Metropolitan Detroit area. Flipping the sea from Democrat to Republican would put the GOP one step closer to taking over the United States Senate.
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