Senator Gary Peters officially on the 2020 ballot
Democratic U.S. Senator Gary Peters has collected enough signatures to be on the 2020 ballot.
The Senator Peters campaign collected and submitted more than 24,000 signatures, which puts Peters on the ballot for re-election.
The Peters campaign says it collected signatures from all 83 counties in Michigan. As well as each State House and State Senate district.
Peters released a statement thanking the hundreds of volunteers around the state who helped the campaign.
Here is Peters' full statement:
Thank you to the hundreds of volunteers from all across the state who have joined our campaign to make sure we keep delivering for the people of Michigan. Our campaign is already harnessing this grassroots momentum to build an organization that will set us up for success in November. Michiganders want leaders who work hard and get things done, and as one of the most effective and bipartisan members of the Senate, that’s exactly what I’m going to keep doing.
Peters has served in the Senate since 2015. Before that, he was serving in the U.S. House of Representatives.
Laura Cox, The Michigan Republican Party Chairman, says Peters has not accomplished much in his 30 years in politics.
After 30 years of running for office, Gary Peters has proven to be nothing but a career politician whose only accomplishment seems to be his ability to successfully file for office. During his time in the Senate, Gary Peters has failed to stand up for the people of our state on critical issues such as the job killing Green New Deal, which would crush Michigan’s manufacturing and agricultural industries. Michigan needs real leadership in the U.S. Senate. We need a leader who will fight for the people of Michigan and their values, not the values of donors and the progressive elite. John James is such a leader.