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

Feb 10, 2020

U.S. Sen. Gary Peters, (D-MI)
Credit 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.