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February 8, 2016

Terri Lynn Land Targeted in Super PAC Ad in Michigan

Gary Peters is getting some outside help. (Douglas Graham/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

Senate Majority PAC launched a TV ad Saturday aimed at the Republican vying for Michigan’s open Senate seat.

The Democrat-aligned super PAC’s spot, backed by a nearly $650,000 buy and running for two weeks, features three state residents criticizing former Michigan Secretary of State Terri Lynn Land on issues including tax breaks for the wealthy and women’s health, while labeling Land a “career politician.”

As the party fights to keep control of the Senate, Democrats are counting on Rep. Gary Peters to hold the seat being vacated by Sen. Carl Levin. Peters has held small leads in the public polls released over the last few months, but Land has proven an able fundraiser.

Peters announced Wednesday raising nearly $2 million in the second quarter, a personal best. A few hours later, Land touted bringing in more than $2.1 million and contributing an additional $1.2 million out of pocket.

Both candidates have been hit by outside spending, including nearly $5 million in independent expenditures, according to the Federal Election Commission. Before its current buy, Senate Majority PAC had already invested about $2 million against Land.

The race is rated Leans Democrat by Rothenberg Political Report/Roll Call.

  • bullet2354

    Democrats War on Women continues….

  • suegarelik

    Do you really want to be represented by a Michelle Bachman/Sarah Palin clone?

  • Gregory Williams

    She should stop being a dead beat and pay taxes at the same rate as non 1%ers – she is not worthy of the office to which she aspires.

  • Robert Price Rifkin

    a living in the United States ain’t what it used to be. Wages no longer keep up
    with the increasingly out of control cost of living, taxes are going up,
    expenses are going up, everything is going up and away, and everyone is
    wondering how they’re going to get past the next pay period. We talk about this

    then there’s the question of the minimum wage. This is a touchy subject for a
    lot of people. Everyone wants their neighbors to be able to support themselves
    but they worry that raising the minimum wage is going to result in a firestorm
    or firings, as companies make up the shortfall by cutting jobs.

    most people favor a hike in the minimum (many Western countries pay far higher minimum
    wages) and even the contentious Congress seems to fall on the side of the raise

    the wage hike good for business? It may or may not be. But slavery was good for
    business and I don’t think too many people would favor a return to the profitable
    days of the plantation. It’s time to give people at least a little incentive to
    get out of bed, and get to work in the morning. The $10.10 minimum wage that
    Obama is calling for is the very least American workers deserve.

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