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Michigan Democrat Gary Peters wins Senate reelection

Republicans spent heavily to try to oust the incumbent Democrat.
Sen. Gary Peters, D-Mich., is seen during a drive-in event where he greeted supporters and volunteers on Tuesday in Pontiac, Mich.
Sen. Gary Peters, D-Mich., is seen during a drive-in event where he greeted supporters and volunteers on Tuesday in Pontiac, Mich. [ CARLOS OSORIO | AP ]
Published Nov. 5, 2020
Updated Nov. 5, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrat Gary Peters has held onto his Senate seat in Michigan. He has defeated Republican challenger John James, a Black business executive and former combat veteran.

The 61-year-old Peters continued Democrats' dominance of Senate elections in the presidential battleground state. Republicans, who have won just one Senate seat in Michigan since the 1970s, spent heavily to try to unseat Peters in one of their few pickup opportunities.

Peters is a low-key former congressman, state lawmaker, lottery commissioner and investment adviser who served in the Navy Reserve. He ran by emphasizing his bipartisan work and by criticizing James' support for President Donald Trump.

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