Thursday, August 16, 2012
The 14th Congressional District Republican candidate says some of the loan guarantees in his Democratic opponent's legislation is sending jobs overseas.
Thursday, August 16, 2012
Gary Peters claims that he saved the auto industry in Michigan, however the real story has a very different ending. The truth is that Gary Peters is proud of making loan guarantees through the bill he authored titled the Advanced Vehicle Technology Act. Where did some of that loan money go? To create manufacturing jobs. Overseas. In Finland. According to ABC News, “… an electric car company [Fisker Automotive] that received a $529 million federal government loan guarantee is assembling its first line of cars in Finland, saying it could not find a facility in the United States capable of doing the work.” And, apparently, that’s not enough for Gary Peters. He wants to double down on a program that creates jobs for Europeans, not Americans. …
Wednesday, August 8, 2012
Ninth district Congressman wins on support of Oakland County, according to reports.
U.S. Rep. Gary Peters won the Democratic Party's nomination for the 14th District Congressional seat Tuesday in the only state race between two incumbent Congressmen. The Detroit Free Press reported Tuesday night that Peters, a representative currently serving the 9th district, won on the strength of overwhelming support in Oakland County over second-place U.S. Rep. Hansen Clarke. Peters, originally of Bloomfield Township, was switched from the 9th District to the 14th after redistricting. He defeated a crowded field including Clarke, Southfield Mayor Brenda Lawrence, former state Rep. Mary Waters of Detroit, and retired magistrate Bob Costello of Detroit. The redistricted 14th drew controversy in the weeks leading up to redistricting for …
Sunday, July 1, 2012
Five of the six candidates for the 14th Congressional district spoke Sunday amid talk of 'racist rhetoric,' according to Detroit Democrat.
SOUTHFIELD — Each of the candidates for the 14th Congressional district seat in this year's election agreed in support of federal legislation to help Detroit, except for U.S. Rep. Hansen Clarke, who announced Friday plans to skip ensuing debates due to "racist rhetoric." Democrats U.S. Rep. Gary Peters of Bloomfield Township, Southfield Mayor Brenda Lawrence, former state Rep. Mary Waters of Detroit, and retired magistrate Bob Costello of Detroit and Republican John Hauler of Grosse Pointe Woods spoke at the League of Women Voters-sponsored event Sunday at Congregation Shaarey Zedek. Clarke, of Detroit, said in a statement Friday that he would not participate due to "racist rhetoric and race-baiting." The statement did not specify a …