Saturday, October 04, 2008

Vote Yes for Gary Peters

Colleen Peters on why her husband, Gary, deserves to be your next Congressman. I think she makes a pretty convincing case.

Gary Peters interviewed on WXYZ

Gary Peters was recently interiewed on WXYZ about what he'll do when he gets to Congress, standing up for the middle class in America and helping the auto industry.
Click here to watch the interview. You can also visit Gary's web site at

Thursday, October 02, 2008

CQ Politics changes Peters/Knollenberg to tossup

CQ Politics, one of the political magazines that rates Congressional race, changed the Peters/Knollenberg race from lean Republican to tossup, apparently on news that Peters took a 4 point lead in the latest polling by the DCCC.

Races for Michigan GOP Reps. Walberg, Knollenberg Now Rated Tossups

By Marie Horrigan, CQ Staff

A tossup race this year seemed like a strong possibility for eight-term Michigan Republican Rep. Joe Knollenberg . He survived a close 2006 contest in suburban Detroit’s 9th District, which is closely divided between the two major parties. The Democrats’ challenge to freshman Republican Tim Walberg looked like more of a long-shot, if only because GOP voting habits are generally strong in the south-central 7th District he represents.

But as both contests head into the home stretch, the outcomes appear highly uncertain, prompting CQ Politics to change its rating on each to No Clear Favorite from Leans Republican.

There are two common threads between these races, the only two in Michigan’s 15 districts that are rated as competitive. Both Republicans survived unexpectedly close races in 2006 over little-known Democratic opponents, with Knollenberg winning by a career-low 5 percentage-point margin and Walberg winning by just 4 points. And these close shaves drew top-tier Democratic recruits in this year’s contests, with Walberg facing Mark Schauer, the minority leader in the state Senate, and Knollenberg battling Gary Peters, a former state senator who is a familiar figure in the 9th District.

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Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Poll shows Peters in the lead

Gary Peters is in the lead in the latest poll. Joe doesn't want to believe it, but his seat is at risk. Gary Peters will be our next Congressman from the 9th Congressional District of Michigan. But he could use all our support. Please donate to Gary's campaign. Click here to donate to Gary's campaign.

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Joe Knollenberg, foot soldier for George W. Bush

The first DCCC ad went up against Joe Knollenberg.

Poll Shows Peters with 4 Point Lead Over Knollenberg

A Grove Insight poll conducted August 17-19 of 400 likely voters with a 4.9 percent margin of error shows that Gary Peters leads Congressman Joe Knollenberg 41-37 percent in an initial head-to-head matchup. Eight percent voted for Jack Kevorkian and 14 percent were undecided. After voters are informed with each candidates’ message and bio, Gary Peters comes out ahead 50 percent -35 percent, with six percent going for Kevorkian and with nine percent undecided.

At the presidential level, Illinois Senator Barack Obama led in the district 52 percent -35 percent over Senator John McCain with only 3 percent undecided. Only 25 percent of the district approves of Joe Knollenberg’s job performance, while President Bush’s approval rating stands at 18 percent.

“As a fifth generation Oakland County native and accomplished businessman, Gary Peters is a strong, principled leader who will take action to create good-paying jobs, restore fiscal discipline and get Michigan’s economy back on track,” said DCCC Midwest Regional Press Secretary Ryan Rudominer. “Congressman Knollenberg will pay a heavy price at the polls this November for blindly following President Bush’s failed economic agenda that got us into our current economic crisis that has squeezed families with soaring energy and health care costs, and skyrocketing unemployment.”