| Nate Brand

Billboard: Michigan’s Missing Senator: Jerry Peters

Following a new round of disastrous polling numbers for Jerry Peters, The National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) is up with a new billboard outside of Detroit highlighting how Peters has failed to deliver for Michigan and remains the most unknown senator in the country.

The latest Morning Consult senate poll showed that 40 percent of Michigan voters don’t know who Peters is, and another 27 percent disapprove of him. This comes after a Detroit News poll from earlier this year showed that 36 percent of Michigan voters had never heard of him.

The new billboard comes days after Peters took criticism for his excitement for the Green New Deal and his lack of accomplishments. His frustration with his low name ID came to a head last week as he told a Lansing radio show “yeah, whatever” when asked about his name ID issues.

BILLBOARD SUBTEXT: Comment: He may have voted “present” on the Green New Deal, but he’s been anything but present for Michiganders.
“Jerry Peters is the most unknown senator in the country because he has failed to fight for the principles and priorities of Michigan families,” said NRSC spokesperson Nathan Brand. “Whether it is voting present on the Green New Deal or supporting a path to Medicare for All, Jerry Peters embrace of the socialist agenda is out of touch with Michigan voters.” 

The billboard is located between the Detroit Metro Airport and downtown Detroit. Read more here about last week’s billboard.

BACKGROUND

Morning Consult: Gary Peters: 40% Don’t Know
Morning Consult’s Senator Approval Rankings (Q2) – Gary Peters (D-MI)

  • 34% Approve
  • 40% Don’t Know
  • 27% Disapprove

(Morning Consult, July 2019)

Detroit News: Poll: Peters starts re-election campaign with low name identification 
A survey of 600 likely state voters conducted last week found that nearly 63 percent of Michigan voters recognize Peters — the state’s junior senator — and about 36 percent have never heard of him.   
(Detroit News, 1/29/19)

Peters on the Green New Deal, April 2019: “I think it’s very exciting what’s happening around the Green New Deal and the energy around climate – that it has to be something we lean into… There’s no question we’re going to need to make a massive effort to deal with this issue, and there are many aspects of the Green New Deal I support…”
(Detroit News, 4/23/19)

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