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LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Celebrating his reelection, Sen. Gary Peters is pledging to fight for Democratic values and be bipartisan in his second term while saying it is “sad” and “pathetic” that Republican challenger John James refuses to concede defeat. James, without citing evidence, issued a written statement Thursday saying he had “deep concerns that millions of Michiganders may have been disenfranchised by a dishonest few who cheat.” Peters, who won, was up by about 87,000 votes, or 1.6%, with almost all precincts reporting. Peters laughed off James, calling his allegations “sad” and “pathetic.”

Peters v. James Senate Race In Michigan Too Close To Call

Nov 4, 2020
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LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan’s Senate race between incumbent Democrat Gary Peters and Republican challenger John James was too early to call Wednesday morning, with many votes still uncounted. The contest may shape which party controls the Senate, where the GOP now has the majority. James is aiming to be the first Michigan Republican to win a U.S. Senate seat in a quarter-century. Peters is seeking a second term. He’s a former congressman, state senator, lottery commissioner and investment adviser.

Peters, James Make Final Cases In Michigan's Senate Race

Oct 31, 2020
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LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Democratic Sen. Gary Peters and Republican challenger John James are making their final cases to the electorate in the closing days of a $100 million-plus duel that will help shape whether the winner of the presidential race can enact his legislative agenda. Michigan, long a presidential battleground, is also a key Senate battleground. Peters is one of just two Senate Democrats running in a state Donald Trump won four years ago.

Peters Airs 1st Ad In Michigan U.S. Senate Race; It Touts Military Creds

Feb 9, 2020
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Days after voting to convict President Donald Trump in his impeachment trial, Democratic Sen. Gary Peters is launching his first TV ad in what could be a tough re-election fight — highlighting his military service and work to help veterans.

Candidate Announces Senate Run Against Gary Peters In Michigan

Jun 6, 2019
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LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Republican businessman John James of Michigan announced Thursday that he will challenge first-term Democratic U.S. Sen. Gary Peters in 2020 in a key state for President Donald Trump's re-election chances.

Primary Results From Southwest Michigan

Aug 7, 2018