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Peters raises $2.3M in Senate race

Gary Heinlein
Detroit News Lansing Bureau

Democratic U.S. Rep. Gary Peters reported Wednesday he has taken in another $2.3 million in contributions since July 1, recording his U.S. Senate campaign’s best three-month fundraising effort.

Campaign spokeswoman Haley Morris attributed it to “strong grassroots support from Michigan middle-class families, small business owners, farmers, veterans, and seniors who trust Gary’s vision for Michigan’s future.”

His opponent, Republican ex-Michigan Secretary of State Terri Lynn Land, hadn’t yet filed her latest fund-raising tally.

Land, who earlier poured $2.9 million in personal funds into her own campaign, is “falling further in polls despite outspending Gary 2-1 on TV,” Morris claimed.

The Oct. 2-4 Detroit News-WDIV poll showed Peters with a 9-percentage-point lead in a survey of 600 likely voters that had a plus-minus margin of error of 4 percentage points.

Peters “is humbled that Michiganders continue to support his commonsense independent vision for Michigan’s middle class and small businesses in record numbers,” added Peters for Michigan Finance Director Suzanne DeGuilio.

The Land campaign had yet to release its fundraising by early evening Wednesday.