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September 20, 2014

Senate Candidate Targets Democrat on Immigration

Michigan Republican Terri Lynn Land is launching a TV ad Wednesday accusing her Democratic opponent in the state’s open Senate race of trying to have it both ways on immigration.

The spot, provided first to CQ Roll Call, shows back-to-back clips of Rep. Gary Peters talking about immigration. In the first, he says, “Certainly enforcement is very important.” In the second, he says, “Immigration reform is not about more enforcement.”

It comes one day after the Michigan primaries, marking the formal kickoff to a potentially competitive race in this Democratic-leaning state. Land and Peters ran uncontested for their respective nominations.

“Gary Peters plays both sides of the issue, putting Washington politics ahead of what’s best for America and best for Michigan,” the narrator says.

The ad will run statewide, according to the Land campaign, which declined to provide the amount of money behind the ad.

The race for the seat being vacated by retiring Democratic Sen. Carl Levin is rated Leans Democratic by the Rothenberg Political Report/Roll Call.

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