Peters to Hit Land on Auto Bailout

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

LANSING, Mich. (AP) -- Michigan U.S. Senate candidate Gary Peters plans to put Republican Terri Lynn Land on the defensive for opposing the federal bailout of General Motors and Chrysler.

Peters and other Democrats Monday will call attention to Land's 2012 statement supporting presidential candidate Mitt Romney's opposition to the rescue. Democrats provided a video of her statements to The Associated Press ahead of scheduled news conferences.

Romney's anti-bailout stance haunted him in Michigan. Democrats hope Land pays a similar price in a race to replace Sen. Carl Levin.

When asked about Romney's position, Land said at the Republican National Convention that she was "with" Romney and said Ford survived without the bailout.

Land's campaign says something had to be done to address the auto crisis, but she wasn't convinced on the plan proposed.


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