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      Land holds 1st news conference of US Senate race

      Republican Terri Lynn Land says the federal health insurance law is hurting Michigan families by driving up costs.

      In her first news conference as a U.S. Senate candidate, Republican Terri Lynn Land says the federal health insurance law is hurting Michigan families by driving up costs.

      The ex-Michigan secretary of state offered guidelines for her alternative plan in a teleconference Monday. She's been a candidate since June 2013.

      Land says she opposes forcing people to have insurance but supports protections for people with pre-existing conditions.

      Land hasn't said whether she supports Medicaid expansion to hundreds of thousands of low-income adults April 1.

      The ex-Kent County clerk says she can't say if she would have allowed same-sex marriage licenses to be issued this weekend.

      Land is expected to face Democrat Gary Peters in November to fill the seat now held by retiring Democratic Sen. Carl Levin.