- The Washington Times - Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Terri Lynn Land, GOP candidate for Senate in Michigan, is enlisting the help of another woman on the right to discredit the “anti-mom” rhetoric from Democrats.

Sen. Kelly Ayotte, New Hampshire Republican, will campaign with Ms. Land on Wednesday in Utica. The two women will be joined by Michigan Moms and other grassroots activists, a release said.

Democrats have criticized Ms. Land for mentioning the fact that she was a mother of two six times in a radio interview last week, The Detroit News reported.

Ms. Land responded to the criticism on Monday, saying that her being a mom makes her more worried about the safety of the country from overseas threats like the Islamic State.

“Well, I’m a mom and, I’ll tell you, moms look at things from their perspective. And one of the things I look at is what’s happening overseas. It’s about safety and security,” she said, according to Michigan Live.



Her opponent, Democratic Rep. Gary Peters, said he was unaware of the criticisms.

“The one thing Terri Land and I agree on is that we are very proud parents,” Mr. Peters told the Detroit News. “I’m a proud father, she’s a proud mom and we need to be talking about the issues that are important to the people of Michigan.”

Mr. Peters ran an ad earlier this week pointing to Ms. Land’s stance on women’s issues, saying that she supports cutting women’s access to mammograms and cancer screenings, as well as letting employers deny coverage for birth control.

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