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Where's the truth in the campaign ads?

Oct 1, 2014

Terri Lynn Land
Credit Steve Carmody / Michigan Radio

The race to fill Carl Levin's seat in the U.S. Senate is one of the most hotly contested in the country.

The sheer number of campaign ads attests to that: Democrat Gary Peters and Republican Terri Lynn Land, volleying charges and counter-charges.

Detroit Free Press Washington reporter Todd Spangler has been truth squadding the Peters and Land campaign ads. 

Spangler says that Gary Peters has been accusing Terri Lynn Land of lying about her support of the 2008-09 auto bailout. 

"Peters' campaign for some time had been saying that she wasn't supportive of it, and while she was making political answers which seemed to obscure her positions, last week she finally said that she did support it – that came as something of shock for a lot of us," says Spangler.

* Listen to our full conversation with Todd Spangler above.

You can ask Republican Terri Lynn Land your questions on Friday at 9 a.m. The former Secretary of State will join Michigan Radio for a "Michigan Calling" election special.