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Tue Feb 28, 2017, 08:01 PM

US Senator Gary Peters (D-MI) should be mentioned as a potential 2020 Democratic candidate.

He is a United States Senator from MI- a battleground state in the Midwest.
He got elected to the US Senate in 2014-a Republican wave election year by a double digit margin against a top tier statewide elected official.
He served in the US Navy during the Persian Gulf War.
He represented a swing Congressional district from 2009-2013
He has a 90% overall progressive punch score/85% crucial vote progressive punch score.
Peters-MI could carry all of the Clinton 2016 states plus MI,PA,and WI.

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Reply US Senator Gary Peters (D-MI) should be mentioned as a potential 2020 Democratic candidate. (Original post)
nkpolitics1212 Feb 2017 OP
elleng Feb 2017 #1
nkpolitics1212 Feb 2017 #3
elleng Feb 2017 #10
crazycatlady Feb 2017 #2
Mendocino Feb 2017 #5
nkpolitics1212 Feb 2017 #7
Mendocino Feb 2017 #11
nkpolitics1212 Feb 2017 #12
Mendocino Feb 2017 #13
nkpolitics1212 Feb 2017 #14
Mendocino Feb 2017 #4
nkpolitics1212 Feb 2017 #8
Wounded Bear Feb 2017 #6
nkpolitics1212 Feb 2017 #9
delisen Feb 2017 #15

Response to nkpolitics1212 (Original post)

Tue Feb 28, 2017, 08:03 PM

1. Sounds good.

Why do you think he could carry all of the Clinton 2016 states plus MI,PA,and WI? This is CRITICAL.

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Response to elleng (Reply #1)

Tue Feb 28, 2017, 08:10 PM

3. Clinton lost MI,PA,and WI by a less than 1 percent margin.

Peters represented a Suburban Detroit Area Congressional District before he got elected to the US Senate in 2014, Peters would perform better than Clinton in Detroit suburbs-MI, Philly suburbs-PA, and Milwaukee suburbs-WI. Peters could also perform well in OH.

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Response to nkpolitics1212 (Reply #3)

Tue Feb 28, 2017, 08:29 PM

10. Good.

I assume this means he would spend time there, and in other 'under-show' jurisdictions.

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Response to nkpolitics1212 (Original post)

Tue Feb 28, 2017, 08:09 PM

2. Only if we are guaranteed to hold his senate seat

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Response to crazycatlady (Reply #2)

Tue Feb 28, 2017, 08:16 PM

5. The 2018 Governors race

may eliminate that problem. The Flint Water Crisis could and should be a factor

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Response to crazycatlady (Reply #2)

Tue Feb 28, 2017, 08:17 PM

7. MI Democrats could get US Reps Dan Kildee or Debbie Dingell to run for Peters US Senate Seat which

Is up in 2020.
Democrats have an excellent chance of winning the 2018 MI Governors Race-Gretchen Whitmer-D
Debbie Stabenow-D will win re-election in 2018 by a double digit margin.

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Response to nkpolitics1212 (Reply #7)

Tue Feb 28, 2017, 08:30 PM

11. Maybe Jennifer Granholm?

Either by being named Senator or running outright in 2020.

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Response to Mendocino (Reply #11)

Tue Feb 28, 2017, 08:33 PM

12. What was Granholms approval rating since she left the Governorship?

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Response to nkpolitics1212 (Reply #12)

Tue Feb 28, 2017, 08:45 PM

13. Somewhere in the high 30s I think,

but Snyder's weren't any higher when he won re-election in a statewide race. I think too that after a couple years of trump, that the climate for Democrats countrywide will improve.

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Response to Mendocino (Reply #13)

Tue Feb 28, 2017, 09:07 PM

14. Democrats have a strong bench in the 2020 MI US Senate Race.

1)Jennifer Granholm
2)Mark Schauer- former US Rep from MI-7 a Republican leaning Congressional district from 2009-2011 and 2014 Democratic nominee-losing by a less than 5 percent margin against Snyder-R.
3)Debbie Dingell
4)Dan Kildee
5)Mark Hackel- Macomb County Executive.

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Response to nkpolitics1212 (Original post)

Tue Feb 28, 2017, 08:11 PM

4. Could help with Ohio too.

Last edited Tue Feb 28, 2017, 08:46 PM - Edit history (1)

All the OSU-UM silliness aside, Michigan and Ohio are very similar except MI has better scenery, OH has better roads.

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Response to Mendocino (Reply #4)

Tue Feb 28, 2017, 08:18 PM

8. I agree

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Response to nkpolitics1212 (Original post)

Tue Feb 28, 2017, 08:17 PM

6. Get back with me in 2019...

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Response to nkpolitics1212 (Original post)

Tue Feb 28, 2017, 08:27 PM

9. Assuming Peters won the 2020 Democratic Presidential Nomination he should select Mark Kelly- AZ as

the Vice Presidential runningmate. Kelly could help in AZ-his home state and FL-JFK Space Center location.

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Response to nkpolitics1212 (Original post)

Tue Feb 28, 2017, 09:38 PM

15. The latest candidate for saviour. n/t

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