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

U.S. Sen. Gary Peters portrait
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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.