The personal finances of the candidates for U.S. Senate became the sharp focus today as Democratic U.S. Rep. Gary Peters called on Republican candidate Terri Land to make public the taxes of her husband and the Land campaign accused Mr. Peters of contradictions between his public views and investments.
Federal tax returns the candidates have made public showed Ms. Land paid an effective tax rate of just 2.4 percent, when averaging the 2012 and 2013 tax years, compared to the 18.5 percent effective tax rate Mr. Peters paid when averaging the 2011, 2012 and 2013 tax years.
In recent days, Republicans have put more of an emphasis that Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mark Schauer would represent a return to Granholm-era policies and economic struggle.
The battle for two nominations for University of Michigan Board of Regents is one of the most-watched races at Saturday's Republican Party state convention with one of the four candidates, Ron Weiser, recently being attacked as a "Republican in name only," and the other three candidates denying participation in the attacks.
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