Gary Peters

Peters (D): Dems Should Be Party of ‘the Heartland’

Majority of campaign fundraising comes from coastal states

The Democratic Party should be "a party of the heartland of America," according Sen. Gary Peters (D., Mich.), but the majority of the freshman Senator's campaign contributions have come from donors in coastal states.

The Jobs First Agenda in Michigan

Exclusive interview with Senate Hopeful Terri Lynn Land

Terri Lynn LandTerri Lynn Land is hoping that her focus on kitchen table issues can convince heavily Democratic voters in Michigan to send a Republican to the U.S. Senate for the first time in 20 years.

Missing in Action

Peters skips votes to campaign

Gary PetersMichigan Democrat Gary Peters’ quest for the Senate has come at the expense of his duties in the House of Representatives. The three-term congressman has skipped 31 votes since April, making him one of Congress’ biggest no-shows, according to GovTrack.us, a congressional watchdog group. Peters’ habit of skipping votes has placed him at the bottom 15 percentile among all representatives.