Terri Lynn Land

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Republican candidates are making their final case to voters before Tuesday's election on a 17-city bus tour across Michigan over three days.
A crowd of activists joined U.S. Senate candidate Terri Lynn Land, Attorney General Bill Schuette and other Republicans at their launch of a "Comeback State" trip Saturday in Lansing.


  LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Republican U.S. Senate candidate Terri Lynn Land reports putting $650,000 more of her own money into her campaign.
       The Detroit Free Press says that increases the amount that she's contributed to her campaign to $3.5 million.
       The former Michigan secretary of state is running against Democratic U.S. Rep. Gary Peters for the seat now held by retiring Democratic U.S. Sen. Carl Levin.
       In a filing Tuesday, Land says she made a $400,000 contribution and a $250,000 loan to the campaign.

MARQUETTE, MI--   Democratic candidate Gary Peters is swinging through the Upper Peninsula in his campaign for the U.S. Senate.  

Peters stopped at the Super 8 motel in Houghton Saturday for a meet-and-greet with residents. 

He continues his tour Monday morning in Marquette, where he’ll hold a small business owners and entrepreneurs roundtable at Donckers beginning at 9:30 a.m. 

Then it’s off to Escanaba and Bay de Noc Community College.  Peters is participating in another meet-and-greet at 12:30 p.m. at the Heirman University Center.

Peters/Land debate unlikely

Oct 10, 2014

DETROIT, MI (AP)--   Chances appear slim that a debate will be scheduled in the U.S. Senate race between Republican Terri Lynn Land and Democrat Gary Peters. 

The two sides failed to reach an agreement before a Wednesday deadline set by WXYZ-TV.

Talks broke down over the debate format.

Peters wanted a town hall format in which voters ask most questions with follow-up from moderators. Land wanted a more traditional debate led by journalists.

GOP pulls spending for Land ads

Oct 8, 2014

LANSING, MI (AP)--   Republicans are canceling TV ad spending planned for the final two weeks of Michigan's U.S. Senate race, signaling that the GOP is investing in other races in its drive for the Senate majority. 

The National Republican Senatorial Committee pulled nearly $1 million in ads for the weeks of Oct. 21 and Oct. 28, according to a political operative who tracks ad spending. Democrat Gary Peters leads Republican Terri Lynn Land in Michigan.


DETROIT, MI (MPRN)--   Republican candidate for U.S. Senate Terri Lynn Land will spend an entire hour answering your questions on Michigan Calling. What topics should she address? Tune in Friday, October 3 from 9-10 am. Call-in questions during the broadcast or tweet them using #MICalling

The show will air from 9-10 am EST Friday on the stations of the Michigan Public Radio Network. 

The hour-long program will be hosted by Rick Pluta, the Michigan Public Radio Network’s state Capitol bureau chief.

Gary Peters to 'debate' empty chair next week

Sep 9, 2014

GRAND RAPIDS, MI (AP)--   Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Gary Peters plans to keep the pressure on his opponent to debate, scheduling a forum where an empty chair will stand in for Republican Terri Lynn Land. 

The Peters campaign says he'll appear Monday night at Grand Valley State University, where Grand Rapids station WOOD-TV proposed having a Senate debate. The NBC affiliate postponed the proposed debate because Land didn't respond to its invitation.

Peters will instead hold a forum with supporters.

Republicans, Land disagree about gas tax

Sep 8, 2014

LANSING, MI (AP)--   Top Michigan Republicans have unsuccessfully sought state gasoline tax increases to improve Michigan's roads. 

But their standard-bearer for U.S. Senate is calling for a big cut in the federal gas tax.

Terri Lynn Land says her proposal to gradually reduce the 18-cents-a-gallon tax to 4 cents would "put Michigan first" by empowering the state with more say over how to maintain its transportation infrastructure. Yet Land's plan is being doubted in part because of state lawmakers' failure to raise more money for road and bridge upkeep.

Senate candidates reveal finances

Jul 10, 2014

LANSING, MI (AP)--   The campaign of Republican Michigan U.S. Senate candidate Terri Lynn Land says it

raised about $2.15 million from donors in the latest quarter and got an additional $1.2 million from Land herself. Democrat Gary Peters says his campaign raised $1.95 million. 

Federal law requires U.S. Senate candidates to report their finances for April through June by next Tuesday.

Peters spokeswoman Haley Morris says his campaign has raised $3.3 million so far this year and $6.7 million in all.

Michigan Campaign Finance Network analyzes TV ad spending

Jul 2, 2014

LANSING, MI (AP)--   A campaign-finance watchdog says independent groups are still dominating television advertising in Michigan's top two statewide political races.   

Gubernatorial and U.S. Senate candidates accounted for about $4 million of about $18 million in ad spending through Monday.

The biggest independent spender is the conservative organization Americans for Prosperity, which the Michigan Campaign Finance Network says spent at least $4.3 million attacking Democratic Senate candidate Gary Peters.