We need to make sure every Michigander who wants to work for it can be on the path to Prosperity. .cc_header.Green { vertical-align: top; padding-bottom: 0px; To provide aid to Flint during the water crisis, Gary fought tirelessly for emergency assistance. } font-size: 1.25em; I have been a leader and a unifier for my entire life and I will continue to be for the rest of it. padding:7px 8px 8px; Technology .race_header.green { We must emphasize preventative care and more wellness coverage including nutrition and fitness, and health insurance options that are affordable and increase access. } While the majority of changes occurred as a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, some changes occurred for other reasons. .image-candidate-thumbnail-wrapper { It also involves blight remediation programs that would tear down dilapidated structures that lower property values and increase criminal activity. } I've worked with both parties to pass into law legislation to strengthen our military, and take care of our veterans by expanding apprenticeship opportunities and ensure those who are struggling with PTSD have access to the care they deserve. Status Quo is a no-go. An imperative step to widening the path to prosperity is to focus, not just on creating more jobs, but creating more job creators. height: 1300px; } U.S. Taxpayers Party of Michigan convention, United States Senate election in Michigan, 2020, "My family has called Michigan home for five generations. text-align: center; Whether it’s concern for their health well-being, concern about inequality, or simply hopelessness associated with financial anxiety and socio-economic immobility, Americans are desperately seeking wise and compassionate leadership. .cc_office { background-color: #f9d334; He has also supported renegotiating unfair trade deals like NAFTA, and he fought to improve and voted for the bipartisan USMCA to help level the playing field for our farmers, workers and businesses. } This section lists satellite spending in this race as reported and analyzed by Circa Victor. font-size: 2em; position: absolute; } Here at home, we must tend to the pillars of prosperity: low taxes, and tort and regulatory reform. My number one priority is to keep you and your family safe, and I will never waver in my commitment to fighting for financial aid for working families, equipment to protect our doctors and nurses on the front lines and, now more than ever, working to expand access to affordable health care. John James submitted the biography and key messages below to Ballotpedia ahead of the 2020 election. 2020 Michigan U.S. Senate RaceBack to Map. I'm proud to be ranked as one of the most effective and bipartisan members of the Senate where I've worked to give middle class families independent representation by fighting to protect access to health care and lower prescription drug costs, supporting small businesses, preparing Michigan for the jobs of tomorrow, and defending our Great Lakes. background-color: #f4f4f4; Peters was first elected in 2014 by a margin of 13.3 percentage points. Trump is a … We must ensure that ALL veterans are taken care of, including Vietnam veterans still suffering from exposure to Agent Orange. border-bottom-right-radius: 12px; Prosperity Agenda. Through his father, a public school English teacher, Gary saw firsthand the importance of having access to quality education. font-size: 0.85em; Stopping Illegal Immigration Legal immigration is an economic and moral imperative for the United States of America. Recognizing that fact is something that should be ingrained in our in-processing and throughout military service. Gary understands the unique challenges women face in dealing with domestic abuse and violence. Read more ›, Richard Fausset, in Atlanta Nov. 19, 2020, President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr.’s victory in Georgia was reaffirmed after the state finished its recount of nearly five million ballots with few meaningful vote changes. Overhauling Infrastructure: Roads, Bridges, Dams, Blight, and Broadband .cc_header.Independent, .cc_header.Nonpartisan, .cc_header.Constitution, .cc_header.Other { While in the Senate, Gary authored and passed into law bipartisan measures to protect our lakes from catastrophic oil spills, and he successfully fought against budget cuts that would have eliminated Great Lakes funding, even helping secure historic Great Lakes funding to clean up contaminated lakes, beaches and waterways and prevent the spread of invasive species. Given that so many rural Michiganders rely on the vital services the US Postal Service provides, Gary has led the fight to maintain the service’s funding, especially during the COVID-19 crisis. Under his oversight, Gary has helped pass legislation to eliminate millions in wasteful government spending and has led investigations to hold government agencies accountable for improper spending. display: inline; College is one option. Last year, he championed the Great Lakes by securing historic funding for restoration projects and developing strategies to prevent and respond to catastrophic oil spills. position: absolute; That’s why he helped lead and pass bills to get generic versions of insulin into the market more quickly, expand access to more affordable generic drugs and prevent big pharmaceutical companies from monopolizing the generic drug market. font-weight: bold; .cc_header.Libertarian { .cc_row {} People are hurting and career politicians have failed us. } Whether your home is urban or rural, a neglected neighborhood or forgotten farm, politicians have failed our state and are pitting us against each other to maintain their power. We must support all education options—public, charter, and private. My family went from poverty to prosperity in one generation. Michigan Senate race results 2020, including votes for John James and Sen. Gary Peters in each county and district, live maps and polling results. .electionsectionheading { In too many parts of our state, health, “wealth” and security are constantly under threat. Royal Oak Patch. I want to reform the parts of the Affordable Care Act that increase the cost of health care, give too many decisions to the government, and offer patients too few options. border-bottom-left-radius: 12px; The chairwoman of the Wisconsin Elections Commission has certified Biden as the winner in Wisconsin, formalizing his narrow victory in a state Trump carried four years ago. As a member of the US Senate I would join the Senate Climate Solutions Caucus to seek creative, practical solutions. if(scrollHeight > 580 ) { For more information about the Democratic primary, click here. .race_header.democratic { height: 56px; width: 19%; With the U.S. Senate majority at stake in the 2020 election, nearly every race has become a battleground. Gary is also an original cosponsor of the For the People Act, which would expand voting rights and reduce the influence of big money in politics. My family enjoys the Great Lakes, like all Michiganders. top: -1px; Ben Kew 4 Nov 2020. Skilled workforce training is another. .inner_percentage.CrossFiled { Even as a recount begins in the state, Biden leads by more than 14,000 votes. } I care about getting results while career politicians only care about getting reelected. People in this country have a right to own their own healthcare. He’s fought for women throughout his career. The numbers in this section are automatically updated as candidates file new campaign finance reports. The following chart displays the BPI for this race dating back to August 20, 2020. max-width: 600px; Watch the Candidate Conversation for this race! John James Throughout his time in the Senate, Gary has been a leader on bipartisan legislation to change the way we treat veterans with mental health issues, streamline government to save taxpayers millions of dollars and help ensure Michiganders have the skills they need to find good-paying jobs. James challenged incumbent Debbie Stabenow (D) in Michigan’s Senate election in 2018, and lost by a margin of 6.5 percentage points. Our natural resources, especially here in Michigan, need to be protected through the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative. A child’s future should not be determined by their zip code now. He has worked to ensure our troops serving overseas are cared for, including fighting to get them a pay raise and working to ensure our men and women in uniform have the best equipment to protect them. Though Gary is proud to support the ACA, he’s also working for common sense fixes to make it work better for Michigan. box-shadow: 0 2px 4px rgba(36,36,36,.03); .cc_col { .image-candidate-thumbnail-wrapper .image-candidate-thumbnail { margin: 0px 10px; .votebox-covid-disclaimer { They defended 23 seats while Democrats defended 12. Sovereign nations must have secure borders and entry points. .results_text { There should be no wrong path to prosperity. padding-bottom: 8px; } .cc_candidate_submitted { margin-right: 10px; Regulation needs to be based upon science and common sense. color: white; text-align: center; Tight Georgia Race Comes Down to Metro Atlanta, Phoenix’s Blue Wave Pushes Arizona Toward Biden, John Katko, Republican, wins re-election in New York’s 24th Congressional District ›, David Valadao, Republican, wins California’s 21st Congressional District ›, Tom Malinowski, Democrat, wins re-election in New Jersey’s Seventh Congressional District ›, Burgess Owens, Republican, wins Utah’s Fourth Congressional District ›. External Relations: Alison Prange • Sara Key • Sarah Rosier • Kari Berger After graduating from Alma College, I started raising a family and working full-time and put myself through night school. Valerie Willis(None) 2. Gary is pushing to expand funding opportunities for technical and vocational education programs for Michigan high school students to help them realize their full potential and have the skills they need on the job. margin-bottom: 4px; The surprisingly close Michigan Senate race, explained. In these turbulent times, Americans’ economic anxieties are mounting. The Detroit News announced its endorsement Thursday for John James, the Republican challenger taking on incumbent Democrat Gary Peters in the 2020 race for Michigan's Senate seat. ", "I am a working class Mom, running for U.S. Senate so that Michiganders have a Noncorporate Option on the ballot in November. max-width: 75px; padding-left: 16px; As a leader on the Homeland Security Committee, Gary passed into law his bill to hire hundreds of agricultural inspectors at our borders to stop contaminated products from entering the country. Workforce Development font-size: 20px; position: relative; At the time of the election, Republicans had a 53-45 majority over Democrats in the Senate. He led the way to help protect our farmers from unfair foreign trade practices. MICHIGAN — Election Day is Tuesday, but this year it will be a little different in Michigan, where a record number of people have already voted through early and mail-in voting. Gary Peters, Democrat, wins re-election to the U.S. Senate in Michigan. Education Expanding Access to Affordable Health Care Incumbents are bolded and underlined. Nearly all of the estimated vote total has been reported. } } Trump wins North Carolina. } Gregory Charles Jones(Other) Democratic primary candidates 1. 14% of counties (12 of 83) have reported absentee votes. font-weight: bold; Democrat incumbent Gary Peters is projected to win Michigan Senate race Published Wed, Nov 4 2020 8:03 PM EST Updated Wed, Nov 4 2020 8:57 PM EST Kevin Breuninger @KevinWilliamB Biden wins Georgia. Expanding Healthcare width: 35px !important; He secured $100 million in emergency infrastructure for the city in addition to authoring legislation to require the government to investigate efforts to mitigate lead contamination. He’s also helping to secure funding to expand Head Start for communities affected by lead water pollution and is a leader on cleaning up toxic PFAS chemicals, which have contaminated drinking water across the state. By Michigan Radio Newsroom • Nov 7, 2020 Updated November 7, 2020 at 11:38 a.m.: The Associated Press has called Pennsylvania for Joe Biden, giving him … float: left; .votebox_legend { color: #fff; } Michiganders deserve better. Tags: Michigan Politics, Michigan Elections, 2020 Election, Politics, November 2020 ... James in tight race for Michigan US Senate seat Sen. Gary Peters holds slight lead over John James. height: 100%; Incumbent Debbie Stabenow advanced from the Democratic primary for U.S. Senate Michigan on August 7, 2018. font-size: 16px; November 25, 2020 9and10news Site Staff , Three weeks after the election, John James conceded the Michigan Senate race to incumbent Democratic Senator Gary Peters. Early in my work as a financial advisor, I helped families plan for their retirement and save for their children's college education. I worked my way into the U.S. Military Academy, West Point. font-weight: 200; But we need the right training and skills. border-left: 1px solid #ddd; } Getting Results for Michigan .cc_key { padding-left: 0; One of the first bills he cosponsored in Congress was the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act to ensure that women get equal pay for equal work, and he continues to champion efforts to combat pay discrimination. width: 100% !important; We don’t show up to battle and start looking for our essential gear, we go to battle with everything we need including the training that we need to be successful. We need to remove burdensome regulations making it harder for our farmers and small businesses to operate. To build more opportunities for women in the workforce, Gary passed bipartisan legislation to help increase the number of women working in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields. 1. If you are aware of endorsements that should be included, please email us. } .inner_percentage.Libertarian { He’s run his office so frugally that he’s returned over $2 million in taxpayer dollars to the U.S. Treasury and passed legislation to cut red tape and streamline the government to save taxpayers’ millions. .key_messages { display: inline; Voters also are deciding the makeup of the Michigan Supreme Court. Democratic Party. border-radius:50%; Today, however, our American Dream is endangered. We need to provide the resources to families, teachers, and schools to ensure a top-notch education. Bill Clinton won the state in 1996, and he had been the only Democrat to do so since Truman. My father created the company in the 70s and took it from one truck and one trailer and grew it into a $35 million company. Good teachers need to have incentives and compensation to reward them. Better Healthcare Republican Senate nominee John James said Thursday he fears “dishonest” ballots have been cast in the Michigan election, and he called for an investigation. } position: relative; Circle size is proportional to the amount each county’s leading candidate is ahead. Expanding Free Testing for Coronavirus: Gary introduced and passed the Free COVID-19 Testing Act to make sure all Americans have adequate testing capabilities. Not only do I refuse ALL Corporate Donations, but I also refuse all PAC and SuperPAC money. font-weight: 300; Everyone wants clean air and clean water. I've cut red tape, voted against congressional pay raises, passed legislation to eliminate millions in wasteful government spending and as the Ranking Member of the Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee, I've led investigations to hold government agencies accountable for improper spending and will continue to help make our government work better for Michigan. In addition, Gary helped introduce legislation that would allow Medicare to negotiate drug prices to keep costs low and make sure more Michiganders can afford their life-saving medications. font-size: 12px; display: block; .cc_footnotes, .cc_candidate_submitted { margin-bottom: 24px; Race called by The Associated Press. A new poll out of Michigan shows first-term Democratic senator Gary Peters facing a real challenge in 2020. Thirty-five of 100 seats were up for election, including two special elections. } Gary is an advocate for the Minority Business Development Agency, and helped pass the Small Business Jobs Act to boost small businesses in and around Detroit through tax credits and access to low-interest loans. We must expand the tax base in this country and build up our workforce and our manufacturing at home so that we are more prosperous and more secure. We need more legal immigrants in the US, not less, but we need to ensure that our borders are secure.