Peters Breaks Michigan Fundraising Record with $1.9M in 1Q
- April 10, 2019
Source: Michigan Advance
Written by: Susan J. Demas
Freshman U.S. Sen. Gary Peters (D-Bloomfield Twp.) took in $1.9 million in the first quarter of 2019, his campaign announced Wednesday morning. His cash-on-hand tops $3 million.
Peters is up for re-election in 2020. Michigan is expected to be a critical state in both determining the presidency and control of the upper chamber.
Peters’ haul is the most raised in the state at this point in the cycle, his campaign said. In 1Q 2017, U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-Lansing) collected $1.3 million. Stabenow won re-election last year over Republican John James, a veteran and businessman.
James is reportedly mulling another senatorial bid — this time against Peters. The Republican could also challenge freshman U.S. Rep. Haley Stevens (D-Rochester) in the 11th District covering Wayne and Oakland counties. Stevens announced this week that she raised $565,000 in the first quarter.*