U.S. Representative Gary Peters earned the endorsements of U.S. Senators Carl Levin and Debbie Stabenow Thursday.Peters endorsed by Stabenow and Levin for U.S. Senate
In an email to supporters sent Thursday, U.S. Representative Gary Peters announced that he had earned the endorsement of both of Michigan's sitting U.S. Senators, Carl Levin and Debbie Stabenow.Now, the one about the likely Democratic nominee for Governor, should he ever get around to announcing.
In a press release, Levin said, "It's of course important to me that the person who is elected to represent Michigan in the Senate next year be a fighter for Michigan's families and communities. That's why I'm pleased to announce today that I am endorsing Gary Peters for the U.S. Senate."
Stabenow also issued a press release in which she affirmed her support for Peters by saying, "Today, I am extremely pleased to announce my endorsement and whole-hearted support of Rep. Gary Peters for the job."
In his email, Peters responded by saying that he was "honored and humbled to have earned the support and endorsement of our two great Senators from Michigan, Carl Levin and Debbie Stabenow."
Former U.S. Representative Mark Schauer earned endorsements from the Democrats in Michigan's congressional delegation and another potential rival for Governor.More Democratic politicians call on Mark Schauer to run for Governor
Former U.S. Representative Mark Schauer is racking up the endorsements from fellow Democrats for the Democratic nomination for Governor, and he hasn't even declared his candidacy yet. On Friday, he gained more from both his former colleagues in Congress and a potential rival, State Representative Vicki Barnett.Both of these gentlemen have been my U.S. Representatives in the past, Schauer when I lived in Washtenaw County, and Peters here in Oakland County before I was moved to Sander Levin's district this year. I was happy to support them then and will be happy to support them both next year for Senator and Governor.
Friday afternoon, the Macomb Daily published a report from the Associated Press that all of Democratic members of Michigan's congressional delegation had signed a letter endorsing Schauer.
The letter signed by Senators Carl Levin and Debbie Stabenow and U.S. Representatives John Conyers, John Dingell, Dan Kildee, Sander Levin, and Gary Peters said, “We support you and strongly encourage your candidacy for governor of our state, and we write to let you know we will be proud to support you."
Earlier that morning, Crain's Detroit Business political reporter tweeted that Barnett, who represents Farmington Hills and had been considering running for Governor herself, called former U.S. Representative Mark Schauer to encourage him to run for Governor and pledged her support.