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Michigan's Peters raises $14M in 3 months for Senate race

Gary Peters, John James
Posted at 9:23 PM, Oct 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-01 21:23:19-04

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — So much money is flowing into Michigan’s competitive U.S. Senate race that one campaign finance expert expects spending to top a staggering $100 million by Election Day.

First-term Democratic Sen. Gary Peters said Thursday his campaign raised more than $14 million in the previous three months, again setting a state record for a Democratic Senate candidate and eclipsing his $5.2 million haul in the second quarter.

Polling has shown Peters to be slightly ahead against Republican challenger John James.

The Senate Leadership Fund, a GOP super PAC run by allies of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, announced a two-week $9 million ad buy to target Peters and help GOP challenger John James.