Gary Peters wins Senate race

Gary Peters
Posted at 9:19 PM, Nov 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-04 21:19:21-05

LANSING, Mich. — Gary Peters has won reelection to the Senate.

The incumbent Democrat faced a tough battle against Republican challenger John James.

But toward the end of the race, Peters’ campaign brought in millions in fundraising, including about $7.4 million in the first half of October.

Polls also showed him leading or slightly ahead of James.

Democrats were counting on Peters to keep his seat in order to take a Senate majority.

He had earned several key endorsements, including from former President Barack Obama and Grand Rapids Mayor Rosalynn Bliss.

Running as a Democrat in a battleground state Donald Trump carried in 2016 put Peters in a rare position.

The contest between Peters and James gave Michigan something it hadn’t seen in 20 years: a competitive Senate race.