Thursday, August 08, 2013

Peters: "I will be traveling to Tuzi"

4 AUGUST 2013, ROCHESTER HILLS, MICHIGAN -- The Albanian-American Community of Greater Detroit welcomed Congressman Gary Peters – candidate for the U.S. Senate from Michigan – at St. Paul’s Albanian Catholic Church and Community Center for a fundraiser geared towards his 2014 run to replace outgoing Senator Carl Levin.

In attendance were approximately 75 donors, including community activists, who previously supported Peters in his successful run for U.S. Congress in 2008.   Also present were Albania's Honorary Consul in Michigan, Ekrem Bardha and Dritan Mishto, Consul General in New York.

Peters thanked the participants for supporting his run for higher office and described his special friendship with the Albanian community, one where he stated “I sometimes feel that I am Albanian myself.”   

He briefly spoke on his travels abroad to Albania and Kosova and also promised the Albanians from Montenegro that he plans a trip to Tuzi and meeting with Albanians there.