Terri Lynn Land’s decision to debate Gary Peters in the U.S. Senate race could be a capitulation to pressure from a media that has dubbed her a stealth candidate for not committing earlier to a face-off.
Or maybe it’s a crafty move in a campaign strategy from a candidate who’s savvier than than the former two-term secretary of state is being depicted.
Land never said she wouldn’t debate Peters, the Democratic congressman and her opponent in the contest. She just dodged the question.
Meanwhile, she’s been working for months with a team of experts to fortify her knowledge of both foreign and domestic issues likely to come up in a debate. She’s also been training to improve her comfort level in front of the camera.
American voters disagree with President Obama that the economy is in better shape today than in 2008. Most are unhappy with ObamaCare. And optimism about the future of the country is down. With only 54 days until Election Day, these sentiments are pretty well baked into the cake — boosting Republican candidates in a new Fox News poll.
The poll, released Thursday, also shows that nearly as many people say their household income has gone down as say it has gone up during Obama’s presidency (36 percent gone down vs. 42 percent gone up).
The liberal congressman is in a close Senate contest with Republican Terri Lynn Land; so close Peters has already dug into the left’s bag of used up tricks and accused Land of waging a “war on women.”
Land’s offense? She refuses to buy into the fiction that women are single-issue voters who pull the Democratic lever out of fear.
Someone should let Peters know it’s not 2012 anymore. During that election cycle Republicans refused to confront “war on women” rhetoric head on and paid the price for it on Election Day.
Lansing— Former Michigan Republican Party Chairman Saul Anuzis is going after Democrat Mark Schauer for a handful of campaign expenses paid for by public funds — in the absence of direct attacks from Gov. Rick Snyder.
Anuzis met Monday with reporters across the state to highlight what he believes are examples of campaign spending “abuses” by Schauer’s campaign.
■A charter jet flight for Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley to attend a fundraiser for Schauer in Washtenaw County in July.
■$2,400 for a three-night, two-room hotel stay on Nantucket Island in late June for Schauer and an aide to attend the Democratic Governors Association meeting.
For the second time this year, the Mark Schauer/Lisa Brown campaign is caught in a PR firestorm from a complaint alleging the campaign of breaking Michigan campaign finance law by making illegal contributions to Lisa Brown.
According to the complaint, Schauer illegally contributed candidate-to-candidate contributions to Lisa Brown before she was his official lieutenant governor nominee.
In a bold attempt to help his hand-picked running mate, Schauer skirted Michigan’s law by supporting Brown’s candidacy through campaign paraphernalia (e.g. yard signs and other campaign ads).
Congressman Gary Peters will say absolutely anything to get elected, including investing tens of thousands of dollars in petcoke and then saying he is against it in order to get millions of dollars in dark money contributions from the radical California billionaire, Tom Steyer. Whether it’s supporting cap-and-trade which could kill over 100,000 Michigan jobs and cause gas and utility prices to skyrocket or opposing the Keystone XL which would create jobs in Michigan, Gary Peters is on the wrong side of every issue — unless it pads his pocket. http://bit.ly/1Cnp1IK