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Peters raises $14 million over 3 months in Michigan Senate race

The fundraising haul set another state record
 Photo courtesy: U.S. Senator Gary Peters
Photo courtesy: U.S. Senator Gary Peters (WLUC)
Published: Oct. 1, 2020 at 12:44 PM EDT
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LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Money is abundant in Michigan’s competitive U.S. Senate race, in which a campaign-finance expert projects spending will 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.

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