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Terri Lynn Land on War & Peace

 


No military action in Syrian civil war

Senate candidate Terri Lynn Land has so far declined to apologize for an email she sent asking supporters to sign a petition urging her opponent Rep. Gary Peters (D-Mich.) to vote against military action in Syria. The reason critics are demanding an apology? Land, former Michigan secretary of state, also used the email to ask for donations.

The email outlined Land's position against Syria, but it was the large red button at the bottom labeled "DONATE NOW!" that has incited controversy. The email text:

"Gary Peters needs to vote 'No' on a bill authorizing US military involvement in this Syrian civil war. The president has failed to show how this internal conflict in Syria affects our national security, and his proposed military strategy has proved ineffective in the past. I want to be very clear--If I were in the Senate today, I would vote 'No' on a resolution authorizing military action in Syria."

Source: Huffington Post coverage of 2014 Michigan Senate debates , Sep 10, 2013

No military intervention in Syria

Terri Lynn Land sent a fundraising email telling conservatives to "stand up to the president" on Syria--an unusually partisan solicitation on an issue of national security that has divided the right. "The president has failed to show how this internal conflict in Syria affects our national security, and his proposed military strategy has proved ineffective in the past," she writes.

The email asks supporters to sign a petition urging her undecided Democratic rival, Rep. Gary Peters, to join her and vote "no." At the end is a red "DONATE NOW!" button.

The Land campaign downplayed the request for money. "It was an email asking people to sign a petition urging Gary Peters to vote no on the war in Syria and happened to have a donation link like other emails we send to our email list," said a Land spokesperson. Land had reportedly avoided taking a firm position on Syria until Thursday, when she posted a note on her Facebook wall and created a splash page on her otherwise bare-bones web site.

Source: AdWatch: Politico.com on 2014 Michigan Senate race , Sep 5, 2013

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