Expanding Access to Affordable Health Care display: table; 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. Our natural resources, especially here in Michigan, need to be protected through the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative. And I'm constantly working to keep Washington transparent and accountable. position: relative; You can learn more about candidates' positions by clicking on their names. } The surprisingly close Michigan Senate race, explained. .image-candidate-thumbnail-wrapper .image-candidate-thumbnail { LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Democratic Sen. Gary Peters and Republican rival John James were locked in razor-tight race for Michigan's Senate seat on Wednesday, with the … We must support all education options—public, charter, and private. .cc_container { John James defeated Sandy Pensler in the Republican primary for U.S. Senate Michigan on August 7, 2018. if(document.getElementsByClassName("reference").length==0) if(document.getElementById('Footnotes')!==null) document.getElementById('Footnotes').parentNode.style.display = 'none'; Communications: Kristen Vonasek • Kayla Harris • Megan Brown • Mary Dunne • Sarah Groat • Heidi Jung } display: block; padding-bottom: 8px; width: 40%; Restore the American Dream I have experience protecting American lives and accomplishing missions in combat and saving workers’ jobs after the recession and financial crisis that Michigan faced. We need to provide the resources to families, teachers, and schools to ensure a top-notch education. In Michigan, the Great Lakes are central to our culture, economy and way of life. border-bottom: 1px solid grey; .inner_percentage.Democratic { Preference should always be given to American workers willing to do a job, but there are many jobs in this country American workers don’t want to do that are simply going unfilled. display: inline-block; And now, more than ever, we must restore our American Dream. border-bottom: 1px solid #ddd; .iframe-container { John James top: -1px; z-index:1; width: 97%; He wrote and passed key security measures, led the passage of critical anti-terrorism legislation and voted for over $1 billion in enhanced border security. John will continue to work for veterans and knows firsthand that the hardest battle our veterans face shouldn’t be the transition back into civilian life. .iframe-container iframe { As the leading Democrat on the Homeland Security Committee, Gary fought hard to pass bipartisan legislation into law to hire hundreds of agricultural inspectors at our borders to stop contaminated products from entering and protect Michigan’s marketplace and our nation’s food supply. Michiganders have been failed for too long by career politicians and their empty promises. font-size: 2em; } margin-top: 1em; color: #0645ad; Expanding Healthcare } Small businesses create two out of every three jobs, and Gary believes that protecting them means strengthening the backbone of our state. background-color: #db0000; Additionally, he helped secure a bipartisan law that helps entrepreneurs understand patent laws to protect their intellectual property. background-color: #6db24f; .mw-body #mw-content-text .votebox .race_header h3.votebox-header-office-name { [62]. The results have been certified. 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. .race_header.democratic { Ben Kew 4 Nov 2020. .race_header, .results_text, .results_table_container, .votebox_legend { That’s why he’s advocated for better education opportunities for all Michiganders, from pushing to make higher education more affordable to expanding access to technical, vocational and apprenticeship programs. border-radius: 50%; color: #888; Read more ›, Stephanie Saul, in New York Nov. 13, 2020, Biden is the first Democratic presidential candidate to carry Georgia since Bill Clinton in 1992. 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. We need to remove burdensome regulations making it harder for our farmers and small businesses to operate. } 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. This is what happens when our leaders put their personal concerns first and lose sight of those hurting the most. }); Parents need it. A Benenson Strategy Group/GS Strategy Group. That’s why he supported the landmark Violence Against Women Act to reduce intimate partner violence and provide resources to ensure that more women can be safe and healthy. background-color: #f9d334; Click here to contact us for media inquiries, and please donate here to support our continued expansion. I support allowing 4-day 40-hour work weeks where employees use the time outside to learn a trade or develop higher skills. Read more ›, Michael D. Shear, in Washington Nov. 23, 2020, President Trump authorized his government to begin the transition to President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr.’s administration. With the U.S. Senate majority at stake in the 2020 election, nearly every race has become a battleground. } Party: In the Senate, he introduced bipartisan legislation to ensure our laws are enforced and that Michigan farmers — especially our cherry growers — are not disadvantaged by unfair trade practices. That’s why he’s working to create jobs by fighting to ensure Michigan is a manufacturing hub, and is expanding access to workforce training and skilled trades programs that have literally built our state’s economy. font-style: italic; } .results_table { We need to make sure every Michigander who wants to work for it can be on the path to Prosperity. padding-bottom: 1%; We need to have a market-based, patient-centered approach that must protect people with pre-existing conditions. 14% of counties (12 of 83) have reported absentee votes. As the world continues to become a more dangerous place, I have been battle-tested in combat, making life and death decisions in a split second. The challenges Michigan faces on the road ahead have not and will not be solved by career politicians. } .key_messages { Expand Opportunity Zones and Entrepreneurial Opportunities Incumbents are bolded and underlined. padding-left: 8px; This includes spending by political party committees, super PACs, trade associations, and 501(c)(4) nonprofit groups.[10][11][12]. overflow-x: auto; My whole life I have been taught to lead by example which is why all of my employees have access to the same exact health insurance that my family and I are on. Click here to contact our editorial staff, and click here to report an error. margin-left: 30%; That's why I've run my office so frugally that I've returned over $2 million in taxpayer dollars to the U.S. Treasury. James' campaign website stated the following: Battle-Tested Leadership max-height: 300px; font-weight: 100; In Flint, he helped bring in $30 million for the Choice Neighborhoods Grant to replace the Atherton East public housing complex, plus nearly half a million dollars for Flint Community Schools to hire staff and improve the learning environment for students affected by leaded water. display: block; 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. width: 35px !important; padding-bottom: 0px; My father chose to believe in the idea of America and American entrepreneurship, even though he had ample reason not to. height: 1200px; } We need a system that emphasizes preventive wellness care so to stop risks before they start. Michigan is facing some of the toughest challenges in its history. Gary is a tireless advocate for Michigan’s farming and rural communities. That’s the case in Michigan, where incumbent Democrat Gary Peters is being challenged by Republican John James. 16 Electoral votes 1 Senate race 14 House races Published 11/19/2019 5:00 PM EST Updated 11/2/2020 4:30 AM EDT In 2016, Trump won Michigan by less than 1 point . .mw-content-ltr td.votebox-results-cell--text, width: 100% Marcia Squier submitted the biography and key messages below to Ballotpedia ahead of the 2020 election. .non_result_row { To provide aid to Flint during the water crisis, Gary fought tirelessly for emergency assistance. Satellite spending, commonly referred to as outside spending, describes political spending not controlled by candidates or their campaigns; that is, any political expenditures made by groups or individuals that are not directly affiliated with a candidate. Gary has been endorsed by Planned Parenthood, NARAL and the National Organization for Women (NOW) as an advocate for reproductive freedom and the ability for everyone to make personal choices about their own bodies. border-left: 1px solid #ddd; Bob Carr 2. height: 100%; That’s why he supported repealing the Cadillac Tax on high-cost employer plans to ease the burden on small business owners. College is one option. } padding-left: 0; .votebox-covid-disclaimer { Party: text-align: center; Disabling auto-updates may improve reliability when using a screen reader or keyboard to navigate. Experience Matters. This includes increased funding for wellness coverage including mental health, nutrition and fitness, and health insurance options that are affordable and increase access. 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 Read more ›, Arizona has officially certified Biden’s narrow victory in the state, further undermining Trump’s efforts to portray his decisive national loss as a matter still under dispute. }, Incumbents are bolded and underlined. Both Republican National Chairman Ronna McDaniel and GOP Senate candidate John James separately called for a full recount of the results. text-align: center; width: 100% !important; The numbers in this section are automatically updated as candidates file new campaign finance reports. I believe the American Dream is worth fighting for. Operations: Meghann Olshefski • Lauren Dixon • Kelly Rindfleisch • Sara Antel • Sara Horton. Read more ›, Kathleen Gray, in Bloomfield Hills, Mich. Nov. 23, 2020, Michigan’s top elections board voted to certify the election results, a blow to President Trump, who had been trying to subvert Joe Biden’s win there. padding-top: 3px; width: 100%; We need to make sure service members have the resources and tools to be successful in transition before leaving the military and caseworkers to ensure transition to access to employment, benefits and other essential issues. He has fought for and secured additional relief for minority-owned businesses and community lenders impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Circle size is proportional to the amount each county’s leading candidate is ahead. He also wrote and passed bipartisan legislation to hire hundreds of inspectors at our borders to stop contaminated products from entering and protect Michigan’s marketplaces and our nation’s food supply. I worked my way into the U.S. Military Academy, West Point. } font-weight: 300; We must incentivize, attract, and retain the best medical professionals and administrators while holding the few bad actors at the VA accountable. .race_header { Gary has never been afraid to cross the aisle to get results and make government work for Michigan. max-height: 580px; Childhood Education That’s why he wrote and passed into law a bill to help ensure those who are struggling with PTSD have access to the care they deserve. } float: left; Read more ›, The races in Arizona and Georgia have not been called by several TV networks, but they’re essentially over. display: inline-block; We must oppose higher, job killing taxes, increase the research and development tax credit, expand small business’ tax credits, amortization, and depreciation schedules for investing and implementing technological innovations and improvements, and index capital gains taxes to the rate of inflation. height: 1500px; Everyone wants clean air and clean water. setTimeout(function() { defer() }, 500); Secure the Border, Protect Our Country In addition, Gary has stood up to special interests that have tried to gut funding for public education. } The table below details filing requirements for U.S. Senate candidates in Michigan in the 2020 election cycle. margin-bottom:16px; After working for over 20 years in business, Gary understands the unique challenges that small businesses face. .cc_header.Republican { font-weight: bold; } letter-spacing: 0.03em; For more information about the Republican primary, click here. background: #4c4c4c; } [8] Ballotpedia staff compiled profiles based on campaign websites, advertisements, and public statements. left: 0; top: -5px; Republicans faced greater partisan risk in the election. Michigan modified its absentee/mail-in voting procedures for the November 3, 2020, general election as follows: For a full timeline about election modifications made in response to the COVID-19 outbreak, click here. I grew up in Michigan enjoying the outdoors. Please note that this list is not exhaustive. After graduating in 2004, I became a Ranger-qualified aviation officer and served with distinction in Operation Iraqi Freedom earning a Combat Action Badge (CAB) and two Air Medals while logging 753.8 flight hours in theater leading two platoons of Apache attack helicopters. max-width: 600px; } 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. As The Associated Press was calling the election for Joe Biden on Saturday, Michigan Republicans made it clear they had neither conceded the state's electoral votes nor the nail-bitingly close Senate race. padding-bottom: 8px; ** According to the FEC, a disbursement "is a purchase, payment, distribution, loan, advance, deposit or gift of money or anything of value to influence a federal election," plus other kinds of payments not made to influence a federal election. Source: Federal Elections Commission, "Campaign finance data," . After I returned to Michigan, I started to work at my family business: James Group International. 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. From food to rocket ships, our workforce can out-work and out-produce any workforce in the world. .cc_bio .cc_val p:nth-of-type(1) { 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. display: inline; left: 0; Gary knows that uplifting Michigan’s urban areas and city centers has to be a priority. .cc_col { In the U.S. Senate I would back key incentives defraying the cost of transportation and childcare. margin: auto; !function(){"use strict";window.addEventListener("message",(function(a){if(void 0!==a.data["datawrapper-height"])for(var e in a.data["datawrapper-height"]){var t=document.getElementById("datawrapper-chart-"+e)||document.querySelector("iframe[src*='"+e+"']");if(t)(t.style.height=a.data["datawrapper-height"][e]+"px")}}))}(); This section contains campaign finance figures from the Federal Election Commission covering all candidate fundraising and spending in this election. Read more ›, For the first time in decades, Arizona has voted for a Democrat for president. .outer_percentage { It does not include information on fundraising before the current campaign cycle or on spending by satellite groups. defer(); This section includes candidate profiles created in one of two ways. .results_row td { I am also a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt. Defending the Great Lakes and Environment Legal immigration is an economic and moral imperative for the United States of America. And, we must absolutely continue to safeguard health insurance for those with pre- existing conditions. } My family went from poverty to prosperity in one generation. For so many people, this is an incredibly uncertain and difficult time. Focused on Putting Michigan First. We must stop any attempts to raid and/or underfund the Social Security trust fund or cut our Senior Citizens’ benefits. As the Ranking Member on the Homeland Security Committee and a member of the Armed Services Committee, Gary’s top priority is keeping Michigan — and the people who defend us — safe. If you are aware of advertisements that should be included, please email us. 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. background-color: #f9d334; Peters’s largest vote margins are in Wayne, Washtenaw and Oakland Counties, among all of the counties that are nearly finished reporting. Candidates for Congress are required to file financial reports on a quarterly basis, as well as two weeks before any primary, runoff, or general election in which they will be on the ballot and upon the termination of any campaign committees.[9]. Unify the Nation border: 0; I care about getting results while career politicians only care about getting reelected. Watch the Candidate Conversation for this race! color: #6db24f; position: relative; They defended 23 seats while Democrats defended 12. vertical-align: middle; .votebox-results-cell--number { } text-align: left; font-weight: bold; In these turbulent times, Americans’ economic anxieties are mounting. jQuery( ".votebox" ).each(function( index ) { I am the walking result of the American Dream, but for too many people that dream may never become a reality. Let’s reignite the economy, and lay out a pathway to prosperity for urban and rural America to achieve the American Dream. Regulation needs to be based upon science and common sense. See North Carolina results ›, It’s final: Joe Biden wins 306 electoral votes, Donald Trump wins 232. He has been ranked the fourth most effective Democrat in the Senate and the 12th most bipartisan Senator overall, in addition to receiving the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Jefferson-Hamilton Award for Bipartisanship. ... A Grade Letter above a photo indicates the latest in-Congress immigration grade for the incumbent in the race or for a person who previously served in Congress. background-color: #003388; overflow-y: scroll; But nothing will happen until we fix the partisanship that divides Washington. [62]. padding-bottom: 76.25%; margin-left: 2%; padding-left: 0; Party: Ballotpedia provided comprehensive coverage of how election dates and procedures changed in 2020. } Biden is … top: 0; They deserve leadership that will put their health and their concerns above political gamesmanship. 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. Next, we need to train kids for a career, not just for college. } He has also cosponsored national reforms like an outright ban on the use of chokeholds, accountability in the event of the use of deadly force by law enforcement and the requirement for fair and impartial independent investigations. Talent padding:7px 8px 8px; .iframe-container { someone who is advocating for The People- NOT the Corporations. I know what it takes to create jobs because I've done it before. Like many Michiganders, my path wasn't traditional. In difficult moments like this, I often think of how resilient the people of our state are — it’s just in our DNA. .results_row td:first-child { indicateScroll(); top: 0; External Relations: Alison Prange • Sara Key • Sarah Rosier • Kari Berger .cc_row {} padding-bottom: 3px; border-radius:50%; padding-left: 16px; ", "I am a working class Mom, running for U.S. Senate so that Michiganders have a Noncorporate Option on the ballot in November. font-style: italic; margin-bottom: 10px; Read more ›, Richard Fausset, in Atlanta Nov. 20, 2020, Georgia’s secretary of state has certified President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr.’s victory in the state, dealing a blow to President Trump’s bid to overturn the election. I have a proven record of leadership in combat and as a job provider. display: block; The status quo has left Michigan lurching from crisis to crisis, while career politicians do nothing and get reelected. overflow-y: scroll; This section shows advertisements released in this race. } It also involves blight remediation programs that would tear down dilapidated structures that lower property values and increase criminal activity. Stopping Illegal Immigration } .results_text { We will get through this together. margin-right: 30%; The Veterans Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act of 2017 was a great step in the right direction. COVID-19 has created a health care crisis and an economic crisis. At the time of the election, Republicans had a 53-45 majority over Democrats in the Senate. It’s time we committed to Operation Overhaul and fixed Michigan’s infrastructure by land, sea, and air. It also includes links to endorsement lists published on campaign websites, if available. View Michigan’s US Senate election results and maps for the 2020 general election. position: relative; Some states and counties will report candidate vote totals for mail-in ballots, but some places may not report comprehensive vote type data. } In the Senate race, Democratic Sen. Gary Peters is eyeing a second term. Gary Peters, John James, and Marcia Squier completed Ballotpedia’s Candidate Connection Survey. 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. .inner_percentage, .inner_percentage.Nonpartisan, .inner_percentage.Independent, .inner_percentage.Constitution, .inner_percentage.unknown { width: 350px; } .votebox-results-metadata-p { The challenges the Coronavirus pandemic has brought are unprecedented, and we will have to work especially hard in the weeks ahead to fight this virus and the health and economic concerns it brings. Michigan Senate Race Between Peters, James Too Early to Call ... in 2016 — a presidential battleground no less and a rare place on the Senate map for Republicans to play offense in 2020. Path to Prosperity } And we must work with our allies to hold the world’s biggest polluters accountable and assist where possible by exporting American made goods. letter-spacing: .03em; Both parties had two incumbents representing states the opposite party's presidential nominee won in 2016. The best thing we can do for the people in the state of Michigan is to make sure that we have the best representation and the most experienced leadership as we emerge from the physical and economic struggles of COVID and as we seek to repair hundreds of years of racial injustice. padding-top: 8px; display: block; 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. max-height: 385px; .cc-placeholder-img { padding-top: 56.25%; Prosperity Agenda. We’ve seen tough days before, and we will rise to meet this challenge and face it as we always have during times of turmoil: together. font-size: 0.9em; I understand how to secure a border because I’ve done it before. 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. } In urban and rural communities, it involves improving our roads, bridges, dams, and sewers. margin-bottom: 24px; Not only do I refuse ALL Corporate Donations, but I also refuse all PAC and SuperPAC money. ... 2020. top: 2px; Veterans who may have been erroneously discharged from the military because of mental traumas like Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) deserve to receive fair treatment and should not lose access to the benefits they have earned through their service. width: 19%; Michigan has been home to my family for five generations, and I’ve lived here my whole life. John James Campaign Claims Irregularities in Michigan Senate Race 85,059 AP/Paul Sancya.

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