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Peters airs 1st ad in Senate race; it touts military creds

U.S. Sen. Gary Peters portrait
U.S. Senate

Days after voting to convict President Donald Trump in his impeachment trial, Democratic Sen. Gary Peters is launching his first TV ad in what could be a tough re-election fight - highlighting his military service and work to help veterans. The ad debuted during the Michigan-Michigan State basketball game Saturday, nine months before the first-term senator's expected general election showdown with Republican challenger John James. James, a Detroit-based businessman, has touted his combat experience as a helicopter pilot in Iraq. Peters' ad is the first by either candidate in a race that's expected to attract vast amounts of outside spending.