The filing deadline for candidates running for office in November isn't until next month, but Terri Lynn Land isn't wasting any time.

The former Secretary of State will be making her way to her old office today to turn in some 25,000 petition signatures to get her name on the ballot as the Republican candidate to replace outgoing Democratic U. S. Senator Carl Levin.

Levin announced earlier that he would not be seeking reelection to the post he has held for decades.  The move opens the door for the Republicans now to have a chance at the seat.

Land has campaigned on her disapproval of the Affordable Care Act which she claims is hurting average Americans.  She has not, though, weighed in on whether Michigan should have agreed to expand Medicaid as part of the law.

On Friday, Democrat Gary Peters began running his first campaign ad showing the personal side of the candidate as told by his wife.  It does not, though, mention he is a Democrat or a supporter of the controversial healthcare law.

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