Poll: Democrat Gary Peters has small lead in race for open Senate seat in Michigan

Poll: Democrat Gary Peters has small lead in race for open Senate seat in Michigan

DETROIT, May 28 (UPI) --U.S. Rep. Gary Peters, the Democratic candidate, holds a slim lead over former Michigan Secretary of State Terri Lynn Land, a poll released Wednesday said.
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Woman's claim her Obamacare plan is 'unaffordable' gets 3 Pinocchios

DETROIT, March 11 (UPI) -- A shift in language and the lack of documentation in an ad running in Michigan on Obamacare was upgraded from two Pinocchios to three, the Washington Post said.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid: Koch brothers 'un-American'

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid: Koch brothers 'un-American'

WASHINGTON, Feb. 26 (UPI) -- Majority Leader Harry Reid, speaking on the U.S. Senate floor, said Wednesday anti-Obamacare ads financed by the Koch brothers are "absolutely false."

Many congressional members forgo or donate salaries during shutdown

WASHINGTON, Oct. 1 (UPI) -- A growing number of members of the U.S. Congress said they would give up their pay or donate it to charity during the government shutdown that began Tuesday.

Rep. Peters seeks investigation of petroleum coke near Detroit River

DETROIT, Aug. 6 (UPI) -- Rep. Gary Peters, D-Mich., announced an effort Tuesday to minimize the dust and contamination caused by mounds of petroleum coke piled along the Detroit River.

Rogers bows out Michigan GOP race for U.S. Senate

WASHINGTON, June 14 (UPI) -- U.S. Rep. Mike Rogers announced Friday he won't run for the open Senate seat in Michigan, dimming Republicans' chances of adding to their roster in Washington.
Ex-Mich. Secretary of State Terri Lynn Land enters U.S. Senate race

Ex-Mich. Secretary of State Terri Lynn Land enters U.S. Senate race

ANN ARBOR, Mich., June 3 (UPI) -- Former Michigan Secretary of State Terry Lynn Land, a Republican, announced Monday she is a candidate for the Senate seat being vacated by Democrat Carl Levin.

Rep. Peters to run for Michigan Senate seat

WASHINGTON, May 1 (UPI) -- Rep. Gary Peters, D-Mich., announced in an email to supporters Wednesday he will run for Michigan's open Senate seat.

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HAMTRAMCK, Mich., Feb. 12 (UPI) -- Michiganders indulging in the Fat Tuesday tradition of eating paczki would require a 4-mile walk to burn off the calories, experts said.
Redistricting turns comrades into competitors

Redistricting turns comrades into competitors

That saying about the legislative process being akin to sausage-making could apply to post-redistricting party primaries. The decennial redrawing of congressional districts has forced members of the same party to square off during party primaries across the United States.
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Canadian: I helped Saadi Gadhafi flee

GATINEAU, Quebec, Oct. 31 (UPI) -- Members of Canada's Libyan community called on Ottawa to investigate if an Ontario man broke laws by helping one of Moammar Gadhafi's sons flee Libya for Niger.

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Democrats, auto groups, oppose funding cut

Democrats, auto groups, oppose funding cut

WASHINGTON, Sept. 20 (UPI) -- An alliance of trade groups and 77 U.S. congressmen are appealing to House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, to maintain funding for a fuel-efficiency program.

U.S. economy rebounding slowly, Biden says

DETROIT, Nov. 9 (UPI) -- Vice President Joe Biden visited Detroit Tuesday to raise funds for two Michigan Democrats in Congress and give a progress report on the nation's economy.
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Gary Peters

Gary Charles Peters (born April 21, 1937 in Grove City, Pennsylvania) is a former pitcher in Major League Baseball. The Chicago White Sox drafted Peters as an amateur free agent in 1956 after he graduated from Grove City College. He joined the major league club for keeps in 1963 and proceeded to win Rookie of the Year honors that year. He stayed in the White Sox organization until 1969, when he was traded to the Boston Red Sox for the last three years of his career. He was selected to the All-Star Game in 1964 and 1967, and finished in the top 10 in the Most Valuable Player voting in 1963, 1964 and 1967.

Peters led the American League pitchers in earned run average twice while with the White Sox, with a teammate finishing runner-up both years. In his rookie season of 1963 his 2.33 ERA edged out Juan Pizarro's 2.39; in 1966 his 1.98 ERA was nearly a half-run ahead of Joe Horlen's 2.43. The latter led the league in earned run average in 1967 at 2.06; Peters was second at 2.28.

Peters was also one of the best hitting pitchers of his era, with 19 career home runs, and a .222 career batting average. He was used occasionally as a pinch hitter, even winning a game with a pinch hit home run on one occasion. On May 5, 1968, Peters hit a grand slam in Comiskey Park, helping the White Sox to a 5-1 victory over the New York Yankees.

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